The Canadian junior Fed Cup and Davis Cup teams are in very good shape, after posting two more wins Tuesday in Madrid.
The boys had an easier day of it, heavy favourites against Hong Kong. Félix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov swept the tie 3-0.
The girls had the biggest challenge in their pool, facing Great Britain and the highly-ranked Katie Swan.
Andreescu’s victory was the key; the second set alone, when Andreescu was in danger of elimination, took an hour and 32 minutes. Jodie Anna Burrage served for it at 5-3 in the second set; Andreescu saved two match points on her own serve at 4-5 in that set, and four more in the tiebreak before Burrage double-faulted to gift it to her.
Swan defeated Charlotte Robillard-Millette in singles, but Robillard-Millette and and Bianca Andreescu won a three-setter (6-1, 2-6, 6-3) against Swan and Burrage to take it. They’re in good shape now.
Some quotes from the coach (click on them for more on the day in Madrid):
The Canadian girls play Japan Thursday, while the boys meet the Czech Republic. Even though each team is completely dominant on the numbers in their respective pools (sets won, games won), their opponents are both 2-0 in their earlier round-robin ties, as Canada is. So no matter how many games and sets are won, the winner of the pool will be decided in each case by the overall result of Thursday’s ties. TENSION!!!!!
(Charlotte Robillard-Millette pic from the ITF website’s live blog)