Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and former world number one Angelique Kerber are amongst the stars in action in what should be an exciting tournament in the Japanese capital.
Lucie Safarova was playing some of her best tennis when she blasted 28 winners past Cibulkova in just 84 minutes of play, committing just a mere eight unforced errors. She would now face Ekaterina Makarova for a place in the quarterfinals.
Dominika Cibulkova faces a very tough opponent in the second round of the Rogers Cup as Lucie Safarova looks to create yet another upset over the Slovak, with this being their tenth meeting in history.
The 131st edition of the most prestigious Grand Slam singles tournament of the year, Wimbledon gets underway on Monday. There is plenty to play for as all 128 players in the ladies' singles draw remain hopeful of winning the Venus Rosewater Dish, who will step up to the plate in Serena Williams' absence?