Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
- Dates August 2016 (dates to be announced)
- Location Aviva Centre
- Official site RogersCup.com
Rogers Cup 2015: When Tennis Meets Toronto
Hard courts, hard lines and a place where “love” is a bad word. For nine days this August, tennis frenzy takes Toronto by storm, as our city plays host to the women’s 2015 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. Featuring the best of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTP), and with more than $3 million in prize money up for grabs, the stakes couldn’t be higher!
Held at Toronto’s Aviva Stadium at York University, this year’s women’s tournament is treating tennis fans to a full star-studded lineup. From American powerhouse Serena Williams, fresh from her Wimbledon win, to Russian superstar Maria Sharapova, to Romanian Simona Halep, to defending Rogers Cup champ Agnieszka Radwanska, the competition is endless in a sport where any outcome is possible.
Eugenie Bouchard: Canada’s Female Hope
For Toronto tennis fans, all eyes are on Canadian Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard. Hailing from Montreal, Bouchard began playing tennis at age five. First making headlines with a Junior Wimbledon win in 2012, she experienced a meteoric rise to the upper tiers of the Women’s Tennis Association, ranking seventh in singles by the end of her first professional season in 2014.
After her startling first-round knock-out at the hands of American Shelby Rogers at last year’s tournament, Bouchard is looking to redeem herself. Fans should watch for the lightning-fast, aggressive and unpredictable style of play she is known for.
Another Canadian to Watch
While Bouchard battles at the women’s tournament in Toronto, 24-year-old Toronto tennis star Milos Raonic plays for the men’s Rogers Cup title in Montreal. Still recovering from foot surgery earlier this year, Raonic fans worry about the status of his health as the date of the Rogers Cup looms. But Raonic assures everyone he is ready to compete.
Still Not Enough Tennis?
Putting tennis at the baseline, there is much more to see and do off-court at this year’s Roger’s Cup in Toronto. Whether between games or just soaking up the atmosphere, be sure to check out the practice courts near the main stadium to catch one of the stars stretching out before an important match.
If you have more time or missed getting tickets to a key match, check out the Tennis Canada zone. This new addition to the tournament grounds features big screens streaming the match live, comfortable seating and food and drinks. All close enough to hear the crowd roar!
More Than Just Tennis!
Visiting Toronto for the Rogers Cup? Be sure to check out our beautiful city while you are here. With lots to see and do and lots of world-class restaurants to choose from, you won’t have a problem keeping occupied between matches!
About Rogers Cup
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. Each year, Toronto and Montreal alternate hosting the men’s and women’s tournaments which are held during the same week. So, from August 8-16, 2015, the women will be in Toronto while the men will play in Montreal.
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