Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a prestigious professional tennis tournament organized by Tennis Canada. Since 1881 for the men and 1892 for the women, the best players in the world have showcased their skills on Canadian courts. Only Wimbledon and the US Open have longer histories than the 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, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank offers more than US $2.3 million in prize money and attracts the biggest stars in women's tennis year after year.
Montreal and Toronto share the task of hosting, in alternation, the best men's and women's players in the world. The two Canadian tournaments are "virtually combined" which means they are played at the same time, during the same week. So, from August 1-10, 2014 the women will be in Montreal while the men will play in Toronto.
In Toronto last summer, World No. 1 Serena Williams collected her third Rogers Cup crown in a remarkable season that saw the American capture ten titles, win over 70 matches, and take home over $10 million in prize money to further cement her status as one of the greatest players of all-time. The last time the ladies were in Montreal in 2012, it was Petra Kvitova who took home the trophy after defeating Li Na in an exciting final to win her first Rogers Cup trophy. It was also the 2011 Wimbledon winner's first title on North American soil.
The impressive list of past champions for the Canadian stop on the professional tennis circuit includes such legendary names as Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis, Justine Henin, and Kim Clijsters. Faye Urban Mlacek is the last Canadian to have won the trophy on home soil, as she captured both the singles and doubles (with Vicki Berner) championships in 1969.
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