Montreal draw will be made next monday at 2pm local time. 1st round play to start on tuesday.
Ana will be seeded 11, since Serena is not scheduled to play. So she will get one of Kvitova, Kerber, Caro or Errani in the dreaded 3rd round. That's not too bad actually..
There are only 16 seeds, so a lot of good players will be unseeded and looming, and 1st and 2nd rounds might not be easy.
Ana is defending 125 points from the 3rd round she reached in Toronto last year.
Results from Montreal and Cincy will determine the seedings for the US Open. I think its crucial to keep a top 12 seed. It will be Ana's last shot to post a relevant result in a relevant tournament this season, and it would be better to get one of Sam (pressure of defending title), Kvitova (sucks on courts of the USA), Kerber (pressure of defending semis, 1st tournament she is actually defending big points this season), Caro (hasn't been as good this year), then one of Serena, Vika, Sharapova and Aga. Though now that I'm writting this, I realize Sam, Kerber and Caro were all in the semis last year, while Vika and Sharapova lost in the 3rd round and Aga in the 2nd.
Anyway, this is a new year, and top 4 seems very hard to beat.