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Canada to host Fed Cup play on indoor hardcourt in Montreal

The Canadian Press

11/14/2013 5:24:26 PM

MONTREAL -- Tennis Canada has decided the Canadian Fed Cup team will play its World Group II first-round tie against Serbia on an indoor hardcourt in Montreal.

The court will be installed at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex for the Feb. 8-9 matchup, Tennis Canada announced Thursday.

"We are very excited to have the chance to play at home, on our choice of surface, and especially in front of our fans," Canadian Fed Cup team captain Sylvain Bruneau said in a release. "Over the past few years we have had to play on the road in conditions that were not favourable to us, so we want to make the most of our homecourt advantage for this tie."

Montreal last hosted Fed Cup play in 2010 when Canada defeated Argentina on an indoor court at Uniprix Stadium.

Tennis Canada said it chose the Claude-Robillard complex in order to host 4,000 spectators and create an electric atmosphere. Canada defeated Ukraine 3-2 in Kyiv last April to advance to the World Group II level for the first time since 2011.

With a win over Serbia, Canada would move to play a World Group I playoff tie in April.

Player nominations will be made in January.