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Fed Cup Team

Key Highlights:

  • Canada’s best result ever in Fed Cup is reaching the semifinals in 1988. The team, featuring Jill Hetherington, Helen Kelesi, and Rene Simpson, was stopped by Czechoslovakia. Canada also was a quarter-finalist in 1964, 1967, and 1987.
  • Since Fed Cup moved to its current format in 2005, Canada has competed in the top tier of Fed Cup play once, making the World Group in 2015. It has been in World Group II five times (2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2018).
  • Aleksandra Wozniak has posted the most total wins (40), singles wins (32), and ties played (36) for Canada throughout its Fed Cup history.

About the Team:

Canada’s team for each Fed Cup tie is selected by the team captain. Sylvain Bruneau has been the captain of the Canadian team since 2010 after having spent 6 years as the team coach. Under his leadership, Canada was able to secure a spot in World Group I, which features the eight best nations in the world, in 2015, following a sequence of seven consecutive victories. On August 1st, 2018, Heidi El Tabakh has been named captain of the Canadian Fed Cup team. She will replace Sylvain Bruneau, who will now focus on his role as the Head Coach for the National Women’s Program. Teams are announced at least 10 days prior to the start of a tie and the captain can select up to four players. Over the past few years, many players have represented Canada in Fed Cup, including: Francoise Abanda, Bianca Andreescu, Eugenie Bouchard, Gabriela Dabrowski, Sharon Fichman, Rebecca Marino, Charlotte Robillard-Millette, Katherine Sebov, and Carol Zhao.