August 2014 (tba) | Rexall Centre at York University | RogersCup.com
The best players in the world
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a prestigious professional tennis tournament organized by Tennis Canada. Since 1881 for the men and 1892 for the women, the best players in the world have showcased their skills on Canadian courts. Only Wimbledon and the US Open have longer histories than the major Canadian stop, which is acknowledged by the tennis world to be one of the best-run tournaments on the Tour. Classified as a Premier 5 event on the WTA schedule, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank offers more than US $2 million in prize money and attracts the biggest stars in women’s tennis year after year.
Montreal and Toronto share the task of hosting, in alternation, the best men’s and women’s players in the world. The two Canadian tournaments are “virtually combined” which means they are played at the same time, during the same week. So, from August 3-11, 2013 the women will be in Toronto while the men will play in Montreal.
Petra Kvitova is the defending champion, as last year in Montreal she captured her biggest title of the 2012 season by defeating Li Na in an exciting final to win her first Rogers Cup trophy. It was also the 2011 Wimbledon winner’s first title on North American soil. Two years ago, when the women were last in Toronto, Serena Williams triumphed over Samantha Stosur to clinch her second Rogers Cup title – 10 years after winning her first, also in Toronto. The final ended up being a preview of the US Open championship match, which featured Stosur exacting revenge on Williams to win her first Slam.
- Men’s & Women’s Rogers Cup tournaments alternate each year between Toronto and Montreal. 2013 is the women’s year to shine in Toronto. Check out the player list.
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