Tennis Canada announced the wild cards for the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. Three QuÃ©becers, Eugenie Bouchard , StÃ©phanie Dubois and Aleksandra WozniakÂ will be part of the main draw of this WTA Premier event.
At 18 years old, Bouchard will be making her second appearance in the main draw of the Rogers Cup and her first in MontrÃ©al. Sheâ€™s been on a winning streak these past weeks, racking up an impressive 19 consecutive wins, winning the Wimbledon junior singles and doubles titles and the Granby National Bank Challenger and reaching the quarters of a WTA tournament for the very first time in Washington.
Dubois, 25 years old, will be taking part in her 11th Rogers Cup. Sheâ€™s had some magical moments in MontrÃ©al, especially in 2006 and 2008 when she reached the third round. Currently ranked 151st, she was 87th in the world at the start of the yearâ€”a career high. Dubois, who hails from Laval, has just taken part in the London Olympic Games, representing Canada in doubles with compatriot Aleksandra Wozniak.
Wozniak will be taking part in the Rogers Cup for the 10th time. She started out the season strong, climbing from 105th to 52nd in the world. The 24-year-old from Blainville won the $100Â 000 Nassau Challenger in March and reached the third round of the French Open. Wozniak is also fresh from the London Olympics, where she lost in the second round to Venus Williams. Wozniak will be trying to get past the second round of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank for the very first time in her career.
The wild cards for the qualifying tournament were also handed out, and there was a strong Canadian contingent. FranÃ§oise Abanda (MontrÃ©al, QC), Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON), Marianne Jodoin (Varennes, QC), Sonya Molnar (Guelph, ON), Erin Routliffe and Carol Zhao (Richmond Hill, ON) will be playing in the qualifiers along with Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) and Marie-Ãˆve Pelletier (Repentigny, QC), who ranked high enough. The qualifications will get underway tomorrow and continue until Monday, as 64 players will face off for eight spots in the main draw.