Several star players opted to start their 2018 season at the Shenzhen Open as world number one Simona Halep will be joined by the likes of Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko and five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova.
A day before the official kickoff of main draw action at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, the remaining 28 players still in contention for a spot in the 64-player main draw battled it out Sunday at the Aviva Centre, with most of the matches delivering their fair share of surprises.
Saturday marked the start of the 2017 Rogers Cup presented by the National Bank, with the qualifying draw at the 125th edition of the event kicking into high gear with seven Canadians in the draw, but only one of them making it past the first hurdle.
Camila Giorgi set up a meeting with Madison Keys in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships as she managed to prevail in a tight three-set match against Alize Cornet after 2 hours and 27 minutes, playing some top notch tennis to do so.
The second seed and out-of-form Elena Vesnina hopes to earn a great result at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, but faces a tough task when she was drawn against the dangerous qualifier Camila Giorgi in the opening round.