MONTREAL (CP) - Canadians Aleksandra Wozniak, Stephanie Dubois and Marie-Eve Pelletier were given wild-card entries Wednesday into the $1.34 million US Rogers Cup tennis tournament.
The trio of Quebec players will compete next week at Uniprix Stadium against a field stacked with most of the sport's top stars, including world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo of France, No. 2 Kim Clijsters of Belgium and 2000 Rogers Cup champion Martina Hingis of Switzerland.
Wozniak, 18, of Blainville, Que., is Canada's top ranked player at No. 106. She won the Hamilton Challenger last month for a second year in a row and helped Canada defeat Argentina in Federation Cup play with a win over 31st-ranked Gisela Dulko.
Dubois, 18, of Laval, Que., is ranked 155th. Pelletier, 24, of Repentigny, Que., will compete in her fourth Rogers Cup.
Tournament director Eugene Lapierre has yet to assign the fourth wild-card spot, which will go to a WTA Tour player.
Aug 10th, 2006, 05:28 PM
Melanie Gloria will play probably pre-qualif :)
i dont know for other canadians in pre-qualif...
Aug 10th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Aug 11th, 2006, 01:31 AM
Aug 11th, 2006, 01:58 AM
Stephanie just did a promotion show for the Rogers Cup and she was incredibly hot, witty and she looked quite comfortable :D Go Ninou Go!
Aug 11th, 2006, 10:05 PM
Aug 12th, 2006, 01:19 AM
quali draw for canadian
Tathiana Garbin ITA  vs Youlia Fedossova FRA
Sharon Fishman CAN [WC] vs Galina Voskoboeva RUS 
Julia Schruff GER  vs Valerie Tetreault CAN [WC]
Shikha Uberoi IND vs Nicole Pratt AUS 
Jamea Jackson USA  vs Rebecca Marino CAN [WC]
Jillian O`Neill CAN [WC] vs Ivana Lisjak CRO 
Vera Dushevina RUS  vs Ekaterina Shulaeva CAN [WC]
Miho Saeki JPN vs Varvara Lepchenko UZB 
Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP  vs Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG
Heidi El Tabakh CAN [WC] vs Virginie Razzano FRA 
Aug 12th, 2006, 01:20 AM
Kim Clijsters BEL  - BYE
Stefanie Dubois CAN [WC] - [Q]
Sania Mirza IND - [Q]
Michaella Krajicek NED - Katarina Srebotnik SLO 
Dinara Safina RUS  - Tatiana Golovin FRA
Catalina Castano COL - Jie Zheng CHN
Jelena Jankovic SCG - Alona Bondarenko UKR
Francesca Schiavone ITA  - BYE
Nadia Petrova RUS  - BYE
Lucie Safarova CZE - [Q]
[Q] - [Q]
Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN [WC] - Na Li CHN 
August 12, 2006 - Of the nine Canadians entered in the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank qualifying and main draws, only three remain.
The qualifying rounds were cruel to the Canadian delegation, proof of the exceptional level of play at this Canadian Open. Toronto’s Sharon Fichman and Heidi El Tabakh, Valérie Tétreault of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., Rebecca Marino of British Columbia, Ontarian Ekaterina Shulaeva and Jillian O’Neill of Quebec played their hearts out but their efforts still didn’t allow them to make it through to the second round of qualifying.
On court at the Uniprix Stadium in Montreal today, there will be an intense battle for the 12 spots remaining in the main draw.
The three Canadians still alive and looking to shine in front of a hometown crowd are Aleksandra Wozniak, Stéphanie Dubois and Marie-Ève Pelletier, each of whom received a wildcard directly into the main draw.