Genie Bouchard confirmed to play in Montreal this month

Apr 7 2018, 12:01 am

Tennis Canada has confirmed the players for the Fed Cup in Montreal this month, and Genie Bouchard is one of them.

Bouchard, along with fellow Montrealer Françoise Abanda, Bianca Andreescu (Mississauga), and Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa) will represent Canada against Ukraine at Uniprix Stadium April 21 and 22.

“We are very confident in our team for this play-off tie. Over the past few years, our girls have been gaining valuable experience playing in Fed Cup ties both at home and on the road,” said Canadian Fed Cup captain Sylvain Bruneau. “We also recognize the tough task ahead, as our opponents are a skilled nation with a deep talent pool, including four Top 50 players, two in singles and two in doubles. We will be prepared for a competitive battle in Montreal.”

This will be Bouchard’s first time representing Canada in the Fed Cup since 2015. The 24-year-old has struggled mightily the last couple of years, but recently reached the quarter-finals of a WTA tournament in Taipei.

Members of the Ukrainian team will be announced later next week.

Tickets are still available for the two-day tennis event, starting at $25 per day or $40 for the weekend. The contest is a best-of-five series, consisting of four singles matches and one in doubles.

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