Rogers Cup

Professional Tennis Tournament

The very best women’s tennis players in the world are heading to Montreal for the 2016 Rogers Cup. No. 1 Serena Williams will attempt to win her fourth Rogers Cup crown in a field that features 30 of the Top 35 players and nine of the Top 10.

“We have an excellent player field this year, showing that Rogers Cup continues to be an important stop on the tour for the top women in the world,” said Eugene Lapierre, Rogers Cup Montreal tournament director. “We are one of the biggest women’s events across the globe, and are always are looking to improve. This year is no exception, and we know these incredible athletes will take care of the on-court aspect and put on a fantastic show for our fans.”

Last year in Toronto, 18-year-old Swiss sensation Belinda Bencic shocked the tennis world en route to capturing the biggest title of her young career in impressive fashion. Her road to the trophy included wins over Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Eugenie Bouchard, and Simona Halep in the final. The last time the women were in Montreal in 2014, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska took home the biggest title of her career after defeating Venus Williams in the final.

The impressive list of past champions for this Canadian stop on the professional tennis circuit includes such legendary names as Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Faye Urban Mlacek is the last Canadian to have won the trophy on home soil, as she captured both the singles and doubles (with Vicki Berner) championships in 1969.

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 Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour schedule, the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank attracts the biggest stars in tennis.

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 July 22-31, 2016 the women will be in Montreal while the men will play in Toronto.

Uniprix Stadium
285 Gary-Carter Street, Montreal, Quebec
Metro: De Castelnau

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Photos: Eugenie Bouchard (Canada), Serena Williams (USA), Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)

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