Workforce Canada Battles Belgium For The Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers In Vancouver

Leylah Annie Fernandez, Photograph: Tennis Canada/Joe Ng

Workforce Canada
 (#6 ranked) will battle their counterparts from Belgium (#14 ranked) within the upcoming 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifiers on the Pacific Coliseum from April 14-15. They are going to battle for a berth within the 2023 World Cup of Girls’s Tennis Finals.

It’s the second 12 months in a row for Vancouver as a bunch venue for the top-level girls’s tennis competitors. Canada’s most up-to-date dwelling tie was towards Latvia in Vancouver final April the place they emerged as 4-0 winners.

Glasgow 2022, Photograph: Tennis Canada/Martin Sidorjak

On Sunday, November 13, 2022, on the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals in Glasgow, Scotland, the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) held the draw for the 2023 event’s Qualifiers ties.

Workforce Canada will participate within the Qualifiers stage after being knocked out of the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in the course of the group stage. After beating Italy handily 3-0 of their opening round-robin tie, the Canadians had been ousted 2-1 by finalists Switzerland who then superior as Group A winners.

Rebecca Marino, Photograph: Tennis Canada/Joe Ng

The final time Canada confronted Belgium in Billie Jean King Cup motion was in April 2009 on the Grenslandhallen – Ethias Enviornment in Hasselt, Belgium the place the Canadians had been defeated.

The 2022 finalists, Switzerland and Australia, each robotically qualify for the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals. The host nation, which remains to be to be introduced, will obtain the twelfth place except they’ve already certified, wherein case a wild card might be awarded.

The remaining 9 groups might be determined by the Qualifiers ties, which is able to include two singles matches on day one and two singles matches adopted by doubles on day two.

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Leylah Annie Fernandez, Photograph: Tennis Canada/Martin Sidorjak

The taking part gamers might be introduced at a later date, however it’s anticipated a “robust contingent of Canada’s prime girls’s tennis stars” will compete within the matchup in accordance with Tennis Canada.

2023 Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers schedule:

  • Friday, April 14 @ 4pm
  • Saturday, April 15 @ 2pm
Billie Jean King & Workforce Canada, Photograph: Tennis Canada/Martin Sidorjak

Based in 1890, Tennis Canada is the nationwide affiliation for the game with a mission to guide the expansion of tennis in Canada with a imaginative and prescient to turn out to be a world-class tennis nation.

Hold monitor of Canada vs. Belgium on the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers in Vancouver by Workforce Canada’s web site. Earlybird tickets for each days of motion are accessible for a restricted time.

Supply: Inside Vancouver