Canada now knows what to expect at the Billie Jean King Cup and it's going to be tough

Canada now knows what to expect at the Billie Jean King Cup and &ccedil ;it looks full-bodied

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The Canadian women's tennis squad will play in the same section as Spain and Poland, the country of world No. November 12.

Wednesday's draw in London split the 12 participating nations into four divisions: the Maple Leaf representatives will play in Seville, where the competition's third seeds and Group C favorites will await them; the local team is betting in particular on Paula Badosa, 29th on the international chessboard. As for the Poles, they could count on Swiatek and Magda Linette, 21st racket on the WTA circuit.

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“We are participating in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals for the third time in a row this year and we are very excited to be back,” said Heidi El Tabakh, captain of the Canadian team, in a press release from the national federation. Once again, we will be part of a very good group to start the competition. […] However, I am convinced that we have all the power necessary to compete with the best nations in the world and we are eager to prove it soon on the court.

Following the tournament in the round, the four countries that finished first in their respective groups will qualify directly for the semi-finals. The winners of groups A and C will battle it out; Division A is made up of Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the United States.

Last month, Canada defeated Belgium 3-2 in a qualifying match, thanks in particular to the two wins in single from Leylah Fernandez (51st).

Bianca Andreescu (41st), Rebecca Marino (79th), Katherine Sebov (141st) and Carol Zhao (177th) are the other representatives of the maple leaf appearing in the top 200 in the WTA singles ranking.

Canada could also turn to Gabriela Dabrowski, 18th in the world in doubles.