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Tennis Canada – Bianca Andreescu and Eugenie Bouchard will face-off on Tuesday night  
Toronto, August 2, 2019 – The draw for the 2019 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank took place on top of the beautiful Hotel X Toronto located on the Lake Ontario Waterfront. World No.2 Naomi Osaka and the 2019 Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu assisted with the draw, which was also attended by Tournament Director Karl Hale, WTA Supervisor Giulia Orlandi and Tournament Referee Tony Cho.
 
Highlighting the first round of the 64-player field is an all-Canadian match-up between World No.26 Bianca Andreescu and the former World No.5 Eugenie Bouchard. Meanwhile, the 2019 French Open Junior champion Leylah Annie Fernandez will play against a qualifier in her Rogers Cup main draw debut. The 16 year old from Laval recently won her first two professional titles, winning in both the singles and doubles competition at the Gatineau National Bank Challenger.
 
The reigning Rogers Cup and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has a bye into the second round. Her title defense will open up against the winner between Kristina Mladenovic and a qualifier. Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will face off against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in the opening round.
 
Nine of the Top 10 players in the world are set to take the courts this week at Aviva Centre, after World No.6 Petra Kvitova withdrew on Friday due to a lingering forearm injury. Following Kvitova’s withdrawal, the three-time Rogers Cup champion Serena Williams is now a Top-8 seed and it has been confirmed she will play her first match of the tournament during Wednesday’s night session.
 
Following Friday’s Draw Ceremony, potential quarter-final match-ups could include:
 
[1] Ashleigh Barty v. [6] Elina Svitolina
[5] Kiki Bertens v. [3] Karolina Pliskova
[4] Simona Halep v. [7] Sloane Stephens
[8] Serena Williams v. [2] Naomi Osaka
 
407 ETR Free Community Weekend set to begin on August 3rd
407 ETR Free Community Weekend returns to Rogers Cup presented by National Bank bigger and better than ever. Admission is free for all guests on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday August 4th and there are a host of activities suitable for the whole family. As world-class women’s tennis players compete in qualifiers for the main draw, while their potential opponents spend time training on the practice courts, guests are invited to take part in and enjoy the entertainment on show on the Aviva Centre grounds.
 
Click here to view the complete singles main draw.
Click here to view the complete qualifying draw.
Click here to view Saturday’s order of play.
 
About Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 139th anniversary of the men’s event from August 2-11, 2019 at IGA Stadium in Montreal and its 127th anniversary of the women’s event from August 3-11, 2019 at Aviva Centre in Toronto. As a WTA Premier 5 tournament, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, and US Open Series event, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will showcase the world’s best players. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is the third-oldest title in tennis, behind only Wimbledon and the US Open. For more information and tickets visit www.rogerscup.com.
 
About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 9 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 13 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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