Rogers Cup will become a "1000-level" series event
Starting in 2009, the Rogers Cup will become a "1000-level" series event, replacing the Masters Series title. As a "1000-level" event, the Rogers Cup will attract a mandatory player field and is backed by new rules and sanctions. The women's tournament will also go under major changes, that will improve player turnout, by adding player fines and suspensions just to name a few. In 2011, the Rogers Cup will go under another major transformation, that will make both the men's and women's tournaments run in the same week.