martes, 26 de julio de 2016

ROGERS CUP MONTREAL, CANADA JUL 25 - JUL 31. 2016

TOURNAMENT INFO

TIER: Premier
PRIZE MONEY: $2,413,663

SURFACE: Hard
DIRECTOR: Eugene Lapierre

Since 1892, the best women's tennis players in the world have showcased their skills at what is now known as the Rogers Cup; only Wimbledon and the US Open have longer histories.

Part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the tournament rotates each year between Toronto and Montréal, with the ATP staging its version of the event the same week in the alternate city. Three times it has been named the WTA's Premier Tournament Of The Year - in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

The event has been won by a plethora of all-time greats, with Chris Evert and Monica Seles leading the way with four titles each, followed by Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams with three apiece. Seles has an especially memorable history, the first of her four straight triumphs coming in 1995 in Toronto - her first tournament back after a two-year, three-month absence from the WTA. Navratilova has the most doubles titles, with her sixth in 2006 being the last title of her career.

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