It will take another year before hoping to see Canada reach the World Group Fed Cup women's tennis.
Serbia reached the final qualifying round on Sunday in Novi Sad.
Canada lost 3-2 in this series 3 of 5 by letting the deciding doubles.
After filling a deficit of 5 to 1 in first round, Marie-Eve Pelletier and Sharon Fichman flag fell 7-6 (5), 6-4 to Ana Jovanovic Aleksandra Krunic and in the fifth and final confrontation. Canada has missed an advances 3 to 2 with a service break in his favor in the second inning.
The red and white, who was tied 1-1 after Saturday's matches, had to play catch-up tennis all day.
Opening Sunday, Rebecca Marino, 84th in the WTA, bowed 7-6 (3), 6-3 to the 54th player in the world, Bojona Jovanovski, the only undefeated racket over the weekend.
Return to play after five-month absence, Aleksandra Wozniak, 138th, gave hope in Canada very nice way by winning a clear victory 6-0, 6-4 to Jovanovic, 322nd. It took only 22 minutes to remove the first inning, before erasing a delay of 3-0 in the second inning.
Canada will therefore return to play-off in April hope to keep his place in the World Group II. The next rivals remains to be determined.
On the elite category, Italy, in 2010 and 2011 champion, beat Australia 4-1, Russia survived a delay of 2-0 to dispose of France 3-2, the Czech Republic was correct in Slovakia 3-2.
Belgium, Kim Clijsters as a leader, washed the United States 4-0.
These four countries victorious advance to the semi-finals.