Official Draw to Kick-Off Rogers Cup at CN Tower
For tennis fans, there is nothing better than exciting match-ups between rival players. Serena and Venus Williams provide drama in every head-to-head match, while Serena and Dinara Safina have traded verbal barbs, each trying to prove they are the world’s No. 1 player.
It is match-ups like these that will attract fans to the 2009 Rogers Cup, where they will see an incredible player field begin action on August 15. With the entire Top 25 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour coming to Toronto, the possibilities for intense, hard-fought matches are almost endless.
Before the fun begins on the court though, opponents must be decided, and the anticipation will finally end at the Official Draw taking place August 14 at Horizons Restaurant at the top of the CN Tower. In a change from previous years, the Official Draw will be an exclusive, invite-only affair with media and VIP ticket holders and sponsors as the only people in attendance. The event will feature Russian star Maria Sharapova, Rogers Cup tournament director Karl Hale, and will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Fans can get a sneak peek into the high-class proceedings via live Web cast on the Rogers Cup Web site (www.rogerscup.com
), beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Shortly after the Web cast begins, Tournament Referee Tony Cho will begin the draw, putting an end to the suspense over possible match-ups. Within minutes, the opening round will be determined, while fans can look ahead to potential meetings between their favourite players.
Fans in Toronto can expect to see electrifying competition between fantastic, evenly-matched players. By tuning into the Official Draw, locals can get the early scoop on these match-ups, as the excitement grows for the start of the 2009 Rogers Cup.