A zillion years ago, at a public park in suburban Lachine, Quebec, the Canadian Fed Cup team tried to get into the World Group.
It was the summer of 2004. They played Switzerland – but without Martina Hingis. Instead, the top player was Myriam Casanova, and a young thing called Timea Bacsinszky had JUST turned 15.
Canada lost, although 16-year-old Aleksandra Wozniak did win over Bascinszky (who really hasn’t changed a bit!).
Here are some pics.
(22-year-old Marie-Ève Pelletier with Mélanie Marois)
(17-year-old Stéphanie Dubois – doing TV commentary this weekend)
(Pelletier with the captain, the late Rene Simpson – she’s doing TV commentary this weekend)
(Aleksandra Wozniak, age 16 – she’s playing this weekend against Belarus)
(Bacsinszky, who turned 15 a few weeks before the tie – she’s playing this weekend against Germany)