A few weather issues leading up to this one in Buenos Aires, as you can see by the feature pic (from Rúben Ramirez Hidalgo’s Twitter).
A few wobbles in the second set, but Genie Bouchard got the job done for Canada in Fed Cup action Sunday.
Here’s what it looked like.
There was a lot going on in Fed Cup around the world, beyond the World Group I and II ties that took place over the weekend (and is still taking place in Spain).
The countries promoted from the zones to face Group II first-round losers will be Brazil, Netherlands, Romania and Thailand.
6-0, 6-3 over Vesna Dolonc Sunday, and Genie Bouchard put the Canadian team into a World Group I playoff tie in April.
Here’s how she did it.
Genie Bouchard’s 6-0, 6-3 victory over Vesna Dolonc in the first reverse singles Sunday clinched the tie for Canada over Serbia, giving the Canadians an opportunity to play for a spot in the prestigious World Group I come April.
There are eight ties going on around the world (for the most part, on hard courts indoors) this weekend in World Groups I and II.
Here’s a guide to what’s happened – Spain vs. Czech Republic, relayed by persistent rain, is still live.
Finals day around the ATP Tour. It was a day for some flash, as Gaël Monfils and Fabio Fognini both took titles, along with Marin Cilic in his home-country event.
When Genie Bouchard was asked during her press conference whether she could have done any better in her 6-1, 6-0 schooling of Serbia’s Jovana Jaksic, she answered this:
“I could have won 0 and 0.”
The way she played, it seemed that was almost her plan.
A photo slideshow from Genie Bouchard’s expeditious dismantling of Fed Cup rookie Jovana Jaksic, Saturday in Montreal on Day 1 of Canada’s Fed Cup tie against Serbia.
A slideshow of the dramatic moments in Aleksandra Wozniak’s opening-rubber win against Serbia’s Vesna Doloncs Saturday, in the first round of the Fed Cup’s World Group II.
Genie Bouchard can close it out Sunday; she’s up first against Dolonc.
After spending most of the last year and a half batting a shoulder injury, with a few false starts and some indifferent results when she finally did return, Aleksandra Wozniak was finally back on court in front of her home fans.
And the 26-year-old veteran pulled out a tough 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Vesna Doloncs of Serbia to give Canada a 1-0 lead in their World Group II first-round tie.
There’s a good chance of a French singles finalist in Montpellier – or even an all-French final.
They appreciate that sort of thing.