WOMEN in The Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada August 4 -12

Montreal ROGERS CUP

WOMEN PLAYERS

2012 Tournament Schedule

Session Date Schedule
Subject to change Start time
(Centre Court) Start Time
(National Bank Court)
0 Saturday, August 4 Qualifying 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
1 Sunday, August 5 Qualifying 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
2 Monday, August 6 Qualifying 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Monday, August 6 Legends Night 7:00 p.m.
3 Tuesday, August 7
Matinee 1st round 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
4 Tuesday, August 7
Evening 1st round 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
5 Wednesday, August 8
Matinee 1st/2nd round 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
6 Wednesday, August 8
Evening 1st/2nd round 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
7 Thursday, August 9
Matinee 2nd round 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
8 Thursday, August 9
Evening 2nd round 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
9 Friday, August 10
Matinee 3rd round 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
10 Friday, August 10
Evening 3rd round 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
11 Saturday, August 11
Matinee Quarter-finals 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
12 Saturday, August 11
Evening Quarter-finals 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
13 Sunday, August 12
Matinee Singles Semifinal 1:30 p.m.
14 Sunday, August 12
Evening Singles Semifinal
followed by Doubles Final 5:00 p.m.
15 Monday, August 13 Singles Final 7:00 p.m.


The Tournament

The Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a prestigious professional tennis tournament organized by Tennis Canada. Since 1881, the best players in the world have showcased their skills on Canadian courts. Only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open have longer histories than this major Canadian stop, which is acknowledged by the tennis world to be one of the best-run tournaments on the Tour. Classified as a Premier 5 event on the WTA schedule, the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank offers US $2 million in prize money and attracts the biggest stars in tennis.

Every year, Montreal and Toronto share the task of hosting, in alternation, the best men’s and women’s players in the world. Furthermore, the two Canadian tournaments are now “virtually combined” which means they are played at the same time, during the same week. So, from August 4-13, 2012 the women will be in Montreal while the men will play in Toronto. Moving the tournaments to the same week makes them stronger and allows Tennis Canada to keep an ideal week on the tennis calendar to ensure that the top players will utilize the events in Montreal and Toronto to prepare for the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam of the season.

WOMEN PLAYERS 2012

The impressive list of past champions for this Canadian stop on the professional tennis circuit bear such legendary names as Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters and defending champion Serena Williams.

In 2011, the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank enjoyed the best attendance in its history, attracting 213,760 spectators to Uniprix Stadium. Not only is that number a Canadian record, but it is also a world record for a week-long tennis tournament. The last time the women visited Montreal in 2010, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki captured her biggest career title and first Rogers Cup crown as part of a stellar year during which she became the 20th player in the history of the WTA to ascend to the World No. 1 ranking.

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for leading the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in Canada. Tennis Canada owns and operates two of the premier events on the ATP and WTA Tours; Rogers Cup presented by National Bank men’s and women’s events that rotate annually between Rexall Centre in Toronto and Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. In addition, Tennis Canada owns and operates seven professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports nine other professional tournaments in Canada.

Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs at the Centre of Excellence in Toronto, Uniprix Stadium in Montreal and the North Shore Winter Club in 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 Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com

WOMEN in MONTREAL

Montreal Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will be held from August 4-12 at UNIPRIX STADIUM. For tickets or more information visit www.rogerscup.com.

About the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a Tennis Canada owned and operated world-class tournament celebrating its 132nd anniversary of the men’s event from August 4-12, 2012 at Rexall Centre in Toronto and its 120th Anniversary of the Women’s Event from August 4-13, 2012 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal.

As an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, Premier WTA tournament and Emirates Airline 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.

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