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Canadians seek Grand Slam success at Wimbledon

 Wimbledon 2010

Montreal, Canada
June 18, 2010 

Draws unveiled for the third Grand Slam of the season at the All-England Club

The draws were unveiled on Friday morning for the 2010 edition of The Championships, Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the season at the famed All-England Club in London.

Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) will be Canada’s lone representative in singles and will take on Eleni Danilidou of Greece, ranked no. 187 in the world, in the opening round. The two players have never met before. Danilidou is a 27-year-old veteran who was ranked no. 14 in the world in 2003 and has five WTA Tour singles titles to her credit. The match will be played on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Stéphanie Dubois (Laval, QC), who dropped her final round match in qualifying on Thursday, will be the first player moved into the main draw in the event of a late withdrawal.

Canada well-represented in doubles
Three Canadians are entered in the doubles draws at Wimbledon including two-time defending champion Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON) and his Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic. The pair, who are coming off an impressive win at Roland-Garros, are the tournament’s first seeds and will face the British team of Jonathan Marray and Jamie Murray. On the ladies side, Marie-Eve Pelletier (Repentigny, QC) will team up with Julie Coin of France to go up against Alicja Rosolska and Zi Yan, seeded fifteenth. Meanwhile, Wozniak will pair up with Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. They will play Chia-Juang Chuang and Olga Govortsova in the first round.

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Media Contacts:
Louis-Philippe Dorais
Communications
Montreal office
514-273-1515 x232
lpdorais@tenniscanada.com

Mike Cvitkovic
Communications
Toronto office
416-650-7947
mcvitkovic@tenniscanada.com

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