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Meet the team: Junior Fed Cup

Sep 28, 2015
written by: Tennis Canada
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Canada will be boasting a strong team at Junior Fed Cup this year, with world No. 7 Charlotte Robillard-Millette leading the way, joined by reigning outdoor and indoor Canadian national champions Bianca Andreescu and Vanessa Wong. Seeded No. 4 at the tournament in Madrid, the squad will be a top contender.

Learn more about all three players below in advance of the competition starting on Tuesday:

Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu

Birthdate: June 16, 2000 (15 years old)

Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.

ITF world ranking: No. 23

Significant Results: Champion of the 2015 Canadian Open Junior Championships in Repentigny, Que (an ITF Grade 1 event)

Finalist at the Grade 1 tournament in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, France

Champion of the 2015 Condor De Plata in Bolivia, a Grade 2 tournament

Made the final in her first-ever pro tournament, the $25,000 National Bank Gatineau Challenger in July

Crowned U16 Orange Bowl champion last year at the age of 14

Was the 2014 Petits As champion (the biggest U14 tournament in the world, held in France)

Fun Fact: Wants to model her game after Simona Halep

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Charlotte Robillard-Millette

Birthdate: January 12, 1999 (16 years old)

Hometown: Blainville, Que.

ITF world ranking: No. 7

Significant Results: Reached the final of the Grade 1 tournament in Repentigny, Que. last month

Made three straight finals in April and May, winning a Grade 2 in Istres, France and a Grade 1 in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, France, and finishing as finalist at the Grade A tournament in Milan, Italy

Runner-up at the Grade 2 event in Benicarlo, Spain in April

Made the quarter-finals of the Junior Australian Open in January, in what was her first Slam appearance

2013 U16 Orange Bowl champion

Fun Fact: Was a member of Canada’s Fed Cup team this February against Czech Republic, alongside Francoise Abanda, Gabriela Dabrowski, and Sharon Fichman

Vanessa Wong

Vanessa Wong

Birthdate: January 10, 1999 (16 years old)

Hometown: Toronto

ITF world ranking: No. 111

Significant Results: Semifinalist at the TC Bakkum Dutch Junior Open in Netherlands, an ITF Grade 2 event

Finished as runner-up at the Grade 2 tournament in Bochum, Germany in June

Captured the U18 Rogers Indoor Junior National Championships this April

Reached the semifinals of the Grade 1 tournament in Repentigny, Que. last summer

Fun Fact: Has won the junior national championships at all four age groups (2015 U18 indoor, 2013 U16 outdoor, 2011 U14 outdoor, 2011 U12 indoor)

Team Canada, led by Tennis Canada National Training Centre coach Ralph Platz, has been placed in Group B for round-robin action with Japan, Great Britain, and Colombia.