Andreescu headlines Canadian roster for Fed Cup tie against Switzerland
Bianca Andreescu of Canada hits a return shot against Simona Halep of Romania during their WTA Finals Tennis Tournament in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andy Wong
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:51AM EST
Bianca Andreescu is slated to make her return to the hardcourt next week in Canada's Fed Cup tie against Switzerland.
The world No. 6 from Mississauga, Ont., hasn't played a competitive match since suffering a knee injury three months ago at the WTA Finals.
Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., rising junior star Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval, Que., and doubles specialist Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa are also on the Canadian roster.
The official draw will be held Feb. 6 ahead of the weekend tie on the Swiss Tennis Arena hardcourts in Biel, Switzerland.
If Canada wins, it would qualify for the Fed Cup Finals in Budapest in April. A loss would see the team fall into a playoff tie against a Regional Group I nation.
The Swiss lineup is expected to be announced this week.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, 2020.