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Canada defeats Peru in at Fed Cup Americas Group 1 round robin

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts during her match against Shahar Peer of Israel at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal, August 8, 2012.


Canada rolled to three victories against Peru on the opening day of Fed Cup Americas Zone Group 1 on Wednesday.

Toronto's Sharon Fichman, Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., and Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski each won on outdoor clay in the first of three round-robin ties.

Fichman defeated Katherine Miranda 6-2, 6-2 before Bouchard defeated Patricia Ku Flores 6-4, 6-3. Dabrowski and Fichman capped the day with a 6-2, 6-1 doubles victory.

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Canada next faces Venezuela on Thursday before finishing Pool A matches Friday against Colombia.

The winner of the pool faces the winner of Pool B — featuring Paraguay, Brazil, Chile and Mexico — to determine the country that advances to the World Group 2 playoffs in April.

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