Canada up early vs. Slovakia in Fed Cup

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard waves to the crowd after defeating Slovakia's Kristina Kucova during...

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard waves to the crowd after defeating Slovakia's Kristina Kucova during their Fed Cup tennis match at the PEPS stadium at Laval University in Quebec City, April 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:07 PM ET

Aleksandra Wozniak and Eugenie Bouchard gave Canada an early lead in their Fed Cup World Group I playoff tie against Slovakia in Quebec City.

Wozniak kicked things off with a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Jana Cepelova Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old from Blainville, Que., was down 2-5 in the second set before taking command of the court, forcing errors from Cepelova and winning five straight points.

The second match saw the 18th ranked Bouchard of Westmount, Que., take on 137th ranked Kristina Kucova.

Bouchard took the match 7-6(0), 2-6, 6-1.

Bouchard and Wozniak will swap opponents Sunday. If a tie-breaking doubles match is required, Canada will call on Toronto's Sharon Fichman and Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski against Janette Huscova and Kucova.

Slovakia is without 10th ranked Dominika Cibulkova, the country’s best player.

The winner of the tie will move on to the World Group I in 2015.


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