THE TOP WTA PLAYERS CHOOSE MONTREAL
Tennis Canada – Halep, Muguruza, Wozniacki, Pliskova, Svitolina, Ostapenko, Konta, Vandeweghe and Mladenovic commit to play at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Montreal, December 7, 2017 – Canadian tennis fans will be delighted to learn that nine of the best WTA players have chosen to play the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in 2018. The tournament will be held from August 3-12, 2018 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal.
Each year, the Top 10 players on the WTA tour are required to make a formal commitment to the tournaments they intend on competing in during the upcoming season. Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Jelena Ostapenko, Johanna Konta, Coco Vandeweghe and Kristina Mladenovic have all confirmed their participation for the 2018 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. In 2016, Halep won her first Rogers Cup title, after finishing runner-up the year before. This year’s champion, Svitolina, will be looking to build on her impressive 2017 season, which saw her win the first three Premier 5 tournaments of the season. The 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko will be playing in the tournament for only the third time in her young career, while Wozniacki will be playing for an impressive 10th time. Rogers Cup will also welcome four players who have been World No. 1 in the careers, with Halep, Muguruza, Wozniacki and Pliskova electing to play in Montreal.
“We are very excited to welcome nine of the best players in the world for the 2018 Rogers Cup,” said tournament director Eugène Lapierre. “The players enjoy playing in Montreal, which is not only great news for the tournament but also for the city and the fans. We work hard each year to find ways to improve the players’ experience and our efforts are clearly paying off.”
Tickets for the 2018 tournament are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.CoupeRogers.com or by calling 1-855-836-6470.
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 126th anniversary of the women’s event from August 3-12, 2018 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal and its 138th anniversary of the men’s event from August 4-12, 2018 at Aviva Centre in Toronto. As an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, Premier WTA tournament and U.S. 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 U.S. 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, eight professional ITF- sanctioned events and financially supports 15 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. 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 website at www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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