Eugenie Bouchard (r) and Aleksandra Wozniak (l)
By Charles David Mathieu-Poulin
MONTREAL – While many were worried the Olympics would induce multiple withdrawals in the Rogers Cup main draw, 9 of the top 10 players will be present in Montreal. The only absentee, defending champion Serena Williams, had actually never signed up for the event played only a few days after her London triumph.
Earlier on Monday, the draw was made in downtown Montreal, in the presence of local hopes Aleksandra Wozniak and Eugenie Bouchard. Here is a short analysis of the different sections.
Victoria Azarenka stands at the top of the draw in an interesting half, which includes five former number ones. Her first match could be tricky against Goerges or Paszek, arguably two of the most dangerous floaters in the draw. Her third round against Lisicki could also be a thriller. In the quarterfinals, fifth seed Kvitova or ninth seed Bartoli, who both have had success against the Belarusian ...