With their backs to the wall entering Sunday, the Serbians were able to stave off elimination right off the bat.
In the doubles matchup, the Serbian team of Aleksandra Krunic and Nina Stojanovic defeated the Canuck duo of Sharon Fichman and Gabriela Dabrowski 6-2, 3-6 (10-8). But all19th-ranked Eugenie Bouchard needed was a win and Canada would advance in the Fed Cup. The 19-year-old did not disappoint.
On Sunday, Bouchard was up against Serbia's Vesna Dolonc and the Canadian won fairly easily: 6-0, 6-3 to move her country on to the next round.
While the clinching set proved to be a bit tougher, Bouchard needed just 20 minutes to win her opening set while surrendering just seven points in the process.
As thrilling as Sunday's win was, Bouchard has no time for rest. On Monday, she will bound for Doha, Qatar where she will participate in the Qatar Open the following day. There, the Montrealer will face American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
As for the Fed Cup picture, this weekend's win over Serbia propels Canada to face off against a nation that lost in the first round of the World Group. But the Canadian women do take the stage again in April when they travel to Kiev to battle the host Ukraine.
To solidify their meeting with Ukraine a couple of months from now, Canada had to participate in an eight-country round-robin Americas Zone Group in Medellin, Colombia this past week. The Canadians were up against four South American countries and won them all, defeating Peru and then Venezuela 3-0, host Colombia 2-0 and finally Brazil 2-1.
Overall, it's been a great few days for Canada both in Colombia and at home. Now, while Eugenie Bouchard heads across the planet to continue her busy schedule, the Canadian women's team will now look forward to said matchup against Ukraine, which will take place on April 20 and 21.