Tennis News

  • Women’s tennis is alive and well in America. Thursday’s semifinals at the U.S. Open will feature four American women for the first time since 1985 as former champion Venus Williams advanced along with Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe, and Madison Keys, guaranteeing the U.S. Open women’s title will go to an American not named Serena Williams for the first time since Venus last won in 2001.
  • Of the five Canadians to qualify for the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Denis Shapovalov seemed like an afterthought. The 18-year-old lacked the resume of sixth-seeded Milos Raonic, and the experience of Vasek Pospisil and Peter Polansky, but Shapovalov was the last one left after two rounds, and he pulled off a stunning upset of top seed Rafael Nadal on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals.
  • Already considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Roger Federer is enjoying a late-career renaissance at the age of 35. Federer began 2017 with his first grand slam title in five years when he won the Australian Open, and now he has a perfect opportunity to become the first male tennis player to win eight Wimbledon singles titles.
  • Milos Raonic enjoyed his best career finish at a grand slam tournament at Wimbledon in 2016, advancing to the final before losing to top-seeded Andy Murray, and he has a chance to go even further this year. Raonic is once again through to the quarterfinal of the prestigious event following a five-set win over Alexander Zverev on Monday, but he will need to overcome an all-time great player to keep Canada’s hopes of a grand slam singles title alive.
  • The 2017 French Open has been full of surprises on the women’s side. First, Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament—and the remainder of the season—due to her first pregnancy, then top-seeded Angelique Kerber suffered a stunning first-round upset, leaving the clay-court grand slam title up for grabs. But nobody expected unseeded teenager Jelena Ostapenko to seize the moment and make history by storming her way to the final, making some history along the way.
  • Venus Williams and Serena Williams have been dominating the world of women’s tennis for nearly two decades, and they will meet in a grand slam final for the ninth time Saturday at the Australian Open. While Venus last reached a major final in 2009, younger sister Serena is playing for an Open Era record 23rd grand slam singles title.
  • Milos Raonic has been handed a golden opportunity at the 2017 Australian Open. The biggest obstacles between the Canadian and his first grand slam title—Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic—both suffered stunning early-round upsets, leaving the door open for the third-seeded Raonic, provided he can get past 2009 champion Rafael Nadal in Wednesday’s quarterfinal match.
  • Canada’s best bet of tasting tennis glory at Wimbledon came to an end earlier today when Milos Raonic was eliminated from the tournament.  The number seven seed on the ATP World Tour was upset by Nick Kyrgios of Australia in four sets on July 3rd.
  • Once again Eugenie Bouchard arrived to play in the first round of an important tennis tournament.  And once again she failed to survive that round.

    This is a recurring pattern for Genie this season.  Only one year ago, Canada’s number one female tennis star was on the way to qualifying for the finals at Wimbledon, becoming the first Canadian to reach the championship round of a Grand Slam tennis tournament.  Now that success seems like a distant memory.
  • Tennis season shifts towards the third Grand Slam of the year, which serves up at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon.  The opening round of the event is underway with the men’s and women’s singles matches serving up exciting rounds in the sport.

    Canada has three tennis stars on the grass courts.  Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil are the two representatives on the men’s tour, while Eugenie Bouchard represents the maple leaf on the women’s tour.
  • Any odds of winning the 2015 French Open went as quickly as they came for Eugenie Bouchard.  Canada’s number one women’s tennis star was the featured attraction for Canadian tennis fans at Roland Garros following the withdrawal of compatriot Milos Raonic due to an injury.
  • It will be a disappointing Grand Slam for Canadian tennis fans this week.  Despite promising odds of contending at Roland Garros, Milos Raonic officially withdrew from the major due to a nagging injury.
  • One step forward and another step back for Eugenie Bouchard.  Canada’s darling of tennis finally broke her losing streak at the Italian Open earlier this week, but was eliminated from the tournament one match later by Carla Suarez Navarro.
  • Milos Raonic has reached a Canadian milestone with the release of the latest ATP World Rankings list.  The 24 year old Canadian is currently seeded fourth on the world rankings, trailing only three members of the Big Four – Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray.
  • The Madrid Open is one of the biggest clay tournaments ahead of the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the tennis season and the only major tournament played on clay.  The favourites to win in Madrid are the top seeded players on the world rankings, but Canada also has a face at the tournament.
  • Things are getting worse for Eugenie Bouchard.  Canada’s star attraction in the world of tennis played a career defining year on the 2014 WTA Tour, but has struggled to find her form in the middle of the 2015 season.
  • The Canadian women’s tennis team expected their players could bring a Fed Cup trophy home to Canada for the first time since the tournament’s inception in 1963.  Unfortunately the players came up short and were relegated to the qualifiers for the 2016 World Group.  But for Canada’s star Eugenie Bouchard, the collapse was as heartbreaking as much as a form of karmic justice.
  • Canada has high hopes at the Miami Open in the number one men’s singles star Milos Raonic.  The 24 year old from Toronto edged into the Last 16 in Miami, and is one win away from qualifying for the quarterfinal round.

    As one of the top 10 bets on the ATP World Tour, Raonic automatically qualified for the second round in Miami to begin the tournament.  He cruised through his first match in straight sets before drawing France’s Jeremy Chardy in the third round.
  • The 2015 Fed Cup the most important team tournament for women’s tennis this season.  Individual players pursue personal glory at the Grand Slam tournaments throughout the season, but the Fed Cup is the premium opportunity for one country’s top seeded players to face the best of the best from another country.
  • Canada’s tennis hopes at the Australian Open rest on the shoulders of Toronto’s Milos Raonic.  The Canadian is in the quarterfinals of the first Grand Slam of the season, set to face one of his toughest opponents on the ATP World Tour – Novak Djokovic.
  • In 2014, Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic put Canadian tennis on the world map.  Both players reached the semifinals at Grand Slam competitions, and played in the Tour Finals of their respective competitions – Bouchard even played in the finals at Wimbledon, but fell to Petra Kvitova.
  • Canada will have a tennis player in the ATP World Tour Finals in the UK this season.  Milos Raonic, the 23 year old from Thornhill who played in all four Grand Slam tournaments this season, will serve up as one of the eight most successful tennis players of the year at the O2 Arena in London beginning November 9.
  • The US Open shifts into quarterfinal mode later this week as the top contenders narrow in on the Grand Slam trophy at the end of the tournament.  But the quarterfinals will be played without any Canadians in competition, a first for the Grand Slam matches this season.

    Eugenie Bouchard from Montreal and Milos Raonic from Toronto were both eliminated in the fourth round of their respective singles series.  The two young stars are Canada’s number one players, and are becoming ambassadors for Canada in the game of tennis all around the world.
  • The US Open is underway and Canada’s two brightest tennis stars shined into the second round after winning their opening matches.  Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are once again grabbing headlines at one of tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments as they each attempt to bring one of the sport’s top four trophies home to Canada.

    Raonic played his opening round in the men’s singles on Monday against first time US Open challenger Taro Daniel from Japan.  The Canadian took an early lead with a 6-3 win in the first set and followed up with a 6-2 victory in the second set.
  • It’s been quite the ride in Toronto at the Rogers Cup men’s singles as the tournament has been packed with excitement, anticipation, thrills, and upsets.  Three of the top four seeds, including betting favourite Novak Djokovic were upset in the third round qualifiers, leaving only number two seed Roger Federer among the elites left on the court.
  • It’s not one of the Grand Slam events, but Canadians can proudly say the Canadian Open Rogers Cup is one of the premier tournaments on the road to the US Open – the last Grand Slam of the season.  The world’s top rated players head to Toronto and Montreal this weekend where qualifying matches will decide who plays in the first round beginning Monday August 4.
  • The popularity of tennis across Canada is on the rise thanks to the success of the country’s best tennis stars in the Grand Slam tournaments this season.  Genie Bouchard and Milos Raonic are the country’s ambassadors on the court, and made Canadian history this week by qualifying for the semifinals at Wimbledon.
  • She was in the semifinals at the Australian Open.  She followed that up with a semifinal finish at the French Open.  Now Canada’s favourite tennis star Genie Bouchard has reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, with no signs of slowing things down.
  • Eugenie ‘Genie’ Bouchard has developed a loyal following of tennis fans this year, both in Canada and overseas.  The darling of Canadian tennis, Genie is betting on reaching the finals at Wimbledon in what would be the first Grand Slam final of her career.
  • Canada’s sweetheart of tennis, Eugenie Bouchard is headed to the Grand Slam semi finals for the second time after she defeated Carla Suarez on Tuesday with a miraculous comeback.
  • Canada’s hopes of bringing home the French Open Grand Slam trophy took two steps forward this weekend.  Both Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard made Canadian history by advancing to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, setting the stage for their toughest matches yet.

    Genie served up against Angelique Kerber in the third round, but dominated the match with little challenge from her competitor.  It took Genie less than an hour to finish off the match, dominating both sets 6-1 and 6-2 to send Kerber packing.