Montreal, Canada; Surface: hard
Seeds: Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Maria Sharapova, Eugenie Bouchard, Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic, Dominika Cibulkova, Caroline Wozniacki, Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Carla Suarez Navarro, Lucie Safarova, Andrea Petkovic
Floaters: Sam Stosur, Daniela Hantuchova, Garbine Muguruza, Venus Williams, Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet, Sabine Lisicki, Camila Giorgi
Notes: Loaded field with a slew of floaters testing seeds early…Li Na out with a knee injury…The Top 8 seeds receive first-round byes…Tough starts for seeds include (1) Serena likely vs. the Slam winner Stosur, (11) Wozniacki vs. the veteran Hanuchova, (4) Sharapova after a bye vs. the Spanish comer Murguruza, (6) Kerber vs. the French comer Garcia, the rusty (8) Azarenka likely vs. Cornet, (13) Errani vs. Lisicki, and (16) Petkovic who has played a lot of tennis lately vs. the Italian comer Giorgi…Wildcards were granted to Canadians Francoise Abanda and Aleksandra Wozniak, and Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic…Also pulling from the event were Yvonne Meusburger and Vera Zvonareva…Serena beat Sorana Cirstea in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Serena (2013,’11,’01), Kvitova (2012), Wozniacki (2010), and Ivanovic (2006).
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