It was a first time for Dubois and Marois together, so I guess the loss is understandable. They probably wanted to give Stéphanie some experience. Great job girls :yeah: Now go and win your next tie and the playoff :D
Apr 22nd, 2004, 11:21 PM
Wow, excellent job girls!!!
Apr 22nd, 2004, 11:23 PM
Apr 23rd, 2004, 12:06 AM
Canada :woohoo: :bounce:
Very encouraging, great singles performances for Marie-Eve and Aleks :D
Good to see Stephanie got a chance to play too :)
Apr 23rd, 2004, 12:36 AM
Larissa would have a chance vs Wosniak
Andrea Vieira is so stupid!
Apr 23rd, 2004, 12:43 AM
Marie-Eve :eek: :D :worship:
Dubois/Marois :sad: But :D at Steph's first of a lot of Fed cup matches!
Apr 23rd, 2004, 01:01 AM
Canada finally has a potentially great clay player in Aleksandra Wozniak! She could be very usefull is they play a team on clay in the World Group play offs..
Apr 23rd, 2004, 01:02 AM
I saw Marois play doubles at the 50K Pittsburgh...she was a little out of shape, but I was impressed with her court sense...she was a very good doubles player.
PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (TC) - The Canadian Fed Cup team continues to roll in American Zone Group I action, defeating host country Brazil 2-1 Thursday to finish in the top spot in its pool and advance to Saturdays playoff round against El Salvador. Canada still has to play one more round robin match against Chile on Friday.
In the first match of the day, rookie Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., won her third straight match with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Carla Tiene, while Canadas No.1 player, Marie-Eve Pelletier of Repentigny, Que., guaranteed a Canadian victory with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Maria Fernanda Alves. In a meaningless doubles match, Tiene and Fernanda Alves stopped Stephanie Dubois of Laval, Que., and Melanie Marois of Ste-Foy, Que., 6-2, 6-2.
"Our girls played some solid tennis today the Brazilians are tough opponents," said team Captain Rene Simpson. "Were happy that we met our objective to finish first in the pool, now weve got to work on our second, which is to qualify for the World Group Playoff."
With the win, Canada secured a berth in this weekends play-off round. The top two teams from the play-off will advance to a World Group Playoff in July.
Apr 23rd, 2004, 02:35 AM
Mélanie is a solid doubles player when she plays with a regualr partner. That'S why her team with Augustus worked that much. She is a very veery hard hitter, and clay really is her first surface, and it is the same with dubois. I didn't expect them to win vs Tiene and Alves who are experienced and good clay court players!
BTW, I am still wondering why Alekz is always playing great on clay. The few times i saw her, she played very hard, with almost no spin, and was a bit out of shape. Wasn't she called the mini-lindsay :tape:
Apr 23rd, 2004, 02:53 AM
get to the world group!
Apr 23rd, 2004, 04:50 AM
well done Canada!!!!!!!!!
good luck in next match!!!!!