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Canada beats Brazil in final of Fed Cup Americas Zone Group 1

(L-R) Gabriela Dabroswski, Eugenie Bouchard, Sharon Fichiman and Stephanie Dubois of the Canadian team celebrates winning its FedCup Americas Zone tennis match against Brazil in Medellin February 9, 2013.


Canada overcame an early defeat to beat Brazil 2-1 in the final of the Fed Cup Americas Zone Group 1 event Saturday.

Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., beat Teliana Pereira 6-2, 6-2 before Toronto's Sharon Fichman and Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski teamed up to clinch the tie with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 win over Pereira and Laura Pigossi.

Fichman lost the opening singles match 0-6, 6-0, 6-4 to Paula Cristina Goncalves.

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The win moves Canada into the World Group 2 playoffs for the first time since sweeping Argentina 5-0 in 2010. Canada went on to lose both ties in 2011 against Serbia and Slovenia.

Canada's draw for the playoffs will be determined Wednesday.

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