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After a successful showing in Melbourne last month, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard was back to business this weekend as Canada faces off against Serbia in the Fed Cup. To make matters better, this weekend's festivities are taking place in Bouchard's hometown on Montreal. But it was another Montrealer who Canada off to a strong start on Saturday.
In the opening match of World Group II action, Aleksandra Wozniak defeated Serbia's Vesna Dolonc 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. With her win, Wozniak gives Canada in a 1-0 lead over Serbia in their in their first-round tie, which is taking place at Montreal's Claude Robillard Sports Complex.
While the match did go the distance, Wozniak did have a chance to close Dolonc out in straight sets. But the Serbian had other ideas.
Down 5-3 in the second set with Wozniak serving for the win, the 117th-ranked Dolonc broke the Canadian's serve to prolong the match. But to the credit of Wozniak, ranked 274th on the WTA Tour, After all, despite being denied to close out the match in the second, it is fair to point out that Wozniak was down 1-5 to Dolonc in the opening set before roaring back to win said set before finding herself on the precipice of winning the match in the second.
It was a strong start for the Canadian women at the Fed Cup this weekend. Wozniak won her match but could the aforementioned Bouchard win hers as well?