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Babos versus Van Uytvanck

We now know the finalists for the 25th edition of the National Bank Cup presented by IGA. The final two are Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck and Timea Babos of Hungary. In the first semifinal, Van Uytvanck was dominant against German Tatjana Maria. She was perfect from start to finish en route to a 6-1, 6-2 …


Andreescu and Branstine earning fans in Quebec City

Canadian teens Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine are turning heads this week at the National Bank Cup presented by IGA. The 17-year-olds are using their youthful exuberance and most importantly, their impressive play to earn news fans in Quebec City. They’re into the doubles semifinals at the WTA International Series event after knocking out the …


It’s down to four in Quebec City

The semifinals are set at the National Bank Cup presented by IGA after Friday’s action at PEPS on the campus of Laval University with all fourth matches finishing in straight sets and three of the top four seeds advancing to the final four. Saturday’s first semifinal at 11 a.m. will see fourth-seeded Tatjana Maria of …


Get to know … Tatjana Maria

With several Canadian players in this year’s National Bank Cup presented by IGA main draw, the fans at the tournament will have a lot to cheer about. There are, however, a number of other players that spectators will want to keep an eye on, including the tournament’s fourth seed, Tatjana Maria of Germany. We sat …


Safarova leads quarter-final lineup

It will be Lucie vs. Lucie in Friday’s quarter-finals at the National Bank Cup presented by IGA in Quebec City. Top seeded Lucie Safarova and Lucie Hradecka won their second round matches on Thursday night at PEPS to set up all the all-Czech encounter. Hradecka came from 3-5 down in the third set to defeat …


Abanda reaches first WTA quarter-final in Quebec City

Françoise Abanda came from a set down to pull through her second round match on Wednesday night at the National Bank Cup presented by IGA to advance to her first WTA quarter-final in Quebec City. The 20-year-old pulled through 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 over fifth-seeded American Varvara Lepchenko two hours, 20 minutes of play. Abanda won …


Get to know … Timea Babos

With six Canadian players in this year’s National Bank Cup presented by IGA main draw, the fans at the tournament will have a lot to cheer about. There are, however, a number of other players that spectators will want to keep an eye on, including the tournament’s third seed, Timea Babos of Hungary. We sat …


Safarova hurries through, Abanda impresses

At the end of first round play, seven of the top 8 seeds have advanced to the second round of the National Bank Cup presented by IGA. Playing her first match in Quebec City since she won the title in 2013, top-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova was in champion’s form on Tuesday night racing through her …