TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 09: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns to Shuai Zhang of China on Day 2 of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank at the Rexall Centre on August 9, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (credit: Chris Trotman/AFP/Getty Images)
The WTA tour heads to Montreal this week for the 2012 Rogers CupYou can watch and bet on the Rogers Cup live for free at bet365 > live tennis
Last year we saw the entire top twenty in action at the Rogers Cup, and we’re set for another big week when the competition returns on Monday. The field in Montreal is loaded with WTA stars, with defending champion Serena Williams the only major notable absentee.
Maria Sharapova, recently awarded the silver medal at the London Olympics in singles, will be looking to add another trophy to her cabinet here. She’s going to have to get past some of the best players to have competed in the Open Era though. Mixed doubles gold medal winner Victoria Azarenka stands out as a major threat, as does Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Sam Stosur, to name just a few.
The Rogers Cup has great history and remains one of the premier events in the US Open hardcourt series. With the US Open on the horizon, many of the best players in the world will be looking to hone their hardcourt games ahead of the American slam.