Canada and Serbia are neck and neck after the first two singles matches in Fed Cup, each country having won a victory on Saturday in Novi Sad in Serbia.
At its first appearance in this event, Rebecca Marino provided a first point by defeating Canada's Aleksandra painfully Krunic 6-3, 3-6 and 7-5.
Quebec's Aleksandra Wozniak, the key since last September, has not been able to do so. Facing the best player in the tournament Serbia, Bojana Jovanovski, Wozniak bowed 6-4, 7-5, not without having fought a good fight.
Melançon, which fell to 138th in the world because of tendinitis in his right wrist, had his chances in the second set. However, she saw Jovanovski, ranked 54th in the world, making a decisive break late in the race to win.
Wozniak has hit nine shots winners against 30 unforced errors.
As for Marino, she won in just over two hours of play, scoring 28 winners against 15 shots for her rival. The player from Vancouver slammed eight aces during the match. However, she committed 10 double faults.
The Canadian had a good lead in the third inning, but was broken twice while serving for the match. She finally enjoyed a break point to his opponent at 6-5 to conclude the match.
Marino, 20, occupies the 84th place worldwide, while Krunic, 17, the 281st peak level of the WTA rankings.
Sunday, it will be the presentation of simple reversed. Marino will face when Jovanovski and Wozniak will face Krunic.
In case of a tie, a meeting between Sharon Fichman double and Marie-Eve Pelletier and Tamara Curovic Jovanovski will be used to determine the winning country.
A Canadian victory against the Serbs would allow them to play the game dam giving access to the World Group next April.