August 04, 2013


August 4, 2013

With 13 main draw spots open at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto, the remaining qualifying players have a lot on the line as they take to the courts Sunday on the second day of Free Family Weekend.

In the first match of the day, Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa defeated Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-3 to become the first qualifying player to secure a spot in the main draw.

World No. 40 Madison Keys was forced to withdraw from her second-round qualifying match due to a shoulder injury, allowing world No. 127 Anastasia Rodionova of Australia to advance into the main draw.

Coming back after dropping the first set, Croatia’s Petra Martic upset the No. 3-seeded Ayumi Morti 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 to secure the third main draw berth of the morning.  Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova also ousted Georgia’s Oksana Kalashnikova in an exciting tiebreaker match 3-6, 6-0, 7-6(4).

In the last qualifying match before the clock switched into the afternoon, Alexandra Dulgheru defeated 2011 Rogers Cup quarter-finalist Galina Voskoboeva 7-6(5), 6-2 to advance. 

Gabriela Dabrowski and Carol Zhao, the two remaining Canadians in the qualifying tournament, will play on Grandstand Court later this afternoon. Stay tuned to for updates and to follow live scoring of the matches!

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