WTA Montreal gets underway next week with Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka heading an illustrious field.
Serena Williams picked up the Rogers Cup title last year but the American will not be defending her crown, preferring to take a week's break after her efforts at the Olympic Games.
Instead we'll be looking to French Open champion Sharapova and world number one Azarenka as the main protagonists this week. Azarenka's hard court form has been simply stunning so far this year, winning the Australian Open and Indian Wells at the start of the year and although Sharapova and Serena have eclipsed her in the past few months, she's still been incredibly consistent.
However Azarenka has never produced her best tennis at this time of the year in the past which is strange. She's in the form of her life right now though, so you really can't count her out.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki won this title back in 2010 and it will be interesting to see what the Dane can muster this week as she's been enjoying a bit of a resurgence recently. She battled her way to the quarters of the Olympics on her least favourite surface and although she got thumped by Serena, the run should have given her some confidence.
And Angelique Kerber and Sara Errani are definitely the dark horses this week. Kerber has won more matches on the tour (48 so far) than any other player this year, storming up the rankings to seven in the world. She's an incredibly tough competitor and it always requires a special performance to beat her. Errani is at her best on clay but she's also enjoyed the best season of her life and on the medium paced hard courts, that confidence could take her a long way.