Canada set to meet Serbia in Fed Cup 1st round
Choice of surface, venue to be decided later
Canada's top women tennis players will host Serbia in a Fed Cup World Group II tie.
The two-day matchup will take place Feb. 8 and 9. Choice of surface, venue, and team nominations will be decided at a later date.
"We are very excited to be back in World Group and look forward to facing Serbia again this time on our home court in front of our fans," said Canada captain Sylvain Bruneau. "We have a young team who gained a lot of experience this year. This will be a big challenge, but I know that the girls will be ready for it."
Canada was promoted to World Group II for the first time since 2011 after defeating Ukraine 3-2 in a World Group playoff in Kyiv this spring.
Bruneau's team consisted of Montreal's Eugenie Bouchard, Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski, Stephanie Dubois of Laval, Que., and Toronto's Sharon Fichman.
Canada currently sits at No. 16 on the Fed Cup rankings while Serbia is ranked No. 4.
The winning nation will qualify for a World Group playoff tie, while the losing team will try to keep its spot in World Group II for 2015 against a winning nation from the various Group I zonal competitions.
The Fed Cup tie comes after Canada's men take on Serbia in Davis Cup semifinal play.