Can it be more than nine years since 17-year-old Genie Bouchard was getting ready to make her Fed Cup debut?
Bouchard and Rebecca Marino (then just 20), spoke at a press conference in Montreal in March 2011, ahead of a World Group II playoff tie on red clay in Slovenia.
For Marino, it was only the second Fed Cup tie of her career.
Bouchard was still a junior – still more than a year away from her Wimbledon girls’ singles title – but already transitioning to the pro events.
Here’s what they had to say:
The tie ended up being pretty dramatic, as Marino lost 8-6 in the third set to Polona Hercog in the first reverse singles. She then had to come back to try to clinch the tie in the deciding doubles with Sharon Fichman.