Polish Iga Swiatek, first of world ranking, He will be standing on a fast court for the first time in more than four months starting Monday in a tournament Canada, in Toronto.
The world number one, who has won six titles this season before Alize Cornet finish his plan 37 wins straight in Wimbledon, He has a limited history in the Canadian Championship.
He only opposed it once, in 2019 She was eliminated in the third round by the Japanese Naomi Osaka.
Swiatek’s last hard court appearance was in April when he won the Miami Masters title as well as the Canadian Open.
2nd seed in Toronto, Estonia Annette Kontaveit He lost the championship final on Sunday Washington against the Russians Lyudmila Samsonova.
The first match will be in Toronto for the pole in the second round against the winner of the match between the American Shelby Rogers and the Russian Veronika Kudretova, 19 in the WTA rankings.
Another candidate in Toronto will be the Spaniards Paula Badusa fourth in order. Padusa surprised Saturday in the semi-finals of the tournament Saint Joseph (California) by the Russians Daria Kasatkina, who won it 6-2, 6-4.
. current champion to open , British Emma Raducano, The ninth seed, starts against defending champion Canadian Camila Giorgi of Italy. Raducanu reached the quarterfinals this week in Washington.
The top of the draw could be a minefield for Swiatek, with dangerous opponents including the Wimbledon final and the fifth seed Tunisian. Anas Jaber.
Other dangerous pitfalls will be the Greek Maria Skari. The former Spaniard ranked first in the world Garbine Muguruza, US Open finalist Leila Fernandez, Swiss Olympic gold medalist Belinda Pensic Veteran Belarusian warrior Victoria Azarenka.
By special invitation, American Championship winner Serena Williams 2001, 2011 and 2013 And who last played in Canada three years ago when he lost the final Vanessa Andreescu.
Andreescu, 54th in the standings, whose career since winning the 2019 US Open has been plagued by injuries, opens here in the first round against 11th seed Daria Kasatkina.
Her sister Venus, 42, has also received an invitation and will make her debut against the Swiss Jill Tishman.
Wimbledon champion, Elena Rybakina, He will go in search of his first win since his victory in All England.
Brazilian Beatrice Haddad Maya He will be looking to get close to the top 20 as he is 25th in the standings after winning the 2022 tournaments Birmingham and Nottingham.