04/12/2015 19:03 EDT | Updated 06/12/2015 01:12 EDT

Eugenie Bouchard to play in hometown for Canada's upcoming Fed Cup match

MONTREAL - Eugenie Bouchard will play for Canada in its upcoming Fed Cup World Group playoff tie against Romania.The Westmount, Que., native announced Sunday that she would be playing in the Apr. 18-19 tournament in Montreal.''It's special to me that next week's Fed Cup tie is taking place in my hometown of Montreal. I hope that everyone comes out to watch some great tennis and support Team Canada,'' said Bouchard.Bouchard, 21, helped the Canadians reach the World Group for the first time in the team's history last year. She won both her matches in February against Serbia, losing only four games.Last April, Bouchard earned two points in matches against Slovakia."We are very happy that we will be able to count on Eugenie for our next Fed Cup tie. She is a great leader and the cornerstone of our team," said Sylvain Bruneau, captain of the Canadian Fed Cup team. "Having our No. 1 player and home-court advantage really helped us in 2014."