Before Quebec City, Montreal!

The players who will be going head-to-head at the 2018 National Bank Cup have already begun their preparations on Canadian soil. Last week, eight aces—Aryna Sabalenka, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Lucie Safarova, Monica Niculescu, Monica Puig, Tatjana Maria, Christina McHale and Katie Boulter—competed in Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. From the qualifying rounds to the main draw …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Safarova happy to be back in Quebec City

For the first time since 2013, Lucie Safarova is back in Quebec City for the National Bank Cup presented by IGA. Her last visit to Quebec’s capital four years ago ended with the former world no. 5 raising the trophy and she has good memories from that week. “It was an amazing week, I remember …


Dabrowski, Dodin and Wozniak will play on opening night in Quebec City; Abanda, Andreescu and Safarova will play Tuesday

Canadians Gabriela Dabrowski and Aleksandra Wozniak, as well as Océane Dodin of France will launch the festivities on opening night Monday at the National Bank Cup presented by IGA. Wozniak, who will be playing for the 13th time in Quebec City, will face fifth-seeded American Varvara Lepchenko, ranked no. 64 in the world, in her …