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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:05 AM

Bianca Andreescu is first Canadian woman to reach Rogers Cup final in 50 years

 

 

rogers cup is essentially the "canadian open" of tennis.  the final is today at 10:30am. she plays serena.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/s...eescu-1.5242751


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#2 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 05:25 AM

Interesting facts I did not know:

 

  • It's the third oldest tournament after Wimbledon and the US Open
  • The tournament was sponsored for a number of years by tobacco brands. In the 1970s, Rothmans International was the chief sponsor, followed by Player's Limited in the 1980s, and then Du Maurier from 1997 to 2000.
  • The events alternate from year to year between the cities of Montreal and Toronto.
  • It was won in 1947 by James Evert, father of famous womens' champ Chris Evert.
  • Last Canadian champs were Robert Bédard in 1958 and Faye Urban in 1969.

https://en.wikipedia...n_Open_(tennis)


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#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 05:35 AM

 

  • The events alternate from year to year between the cities of Montreal and Toronto.
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i think one year it's like women in toronto while men are in montreal.  then they flip next year.  so both cities get the tournament every year.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 August 2019 - 05:35 AM.


#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:04 AM

it's over.

 

serena has dropped out with an unspecified injury after going down 3-1 in the first set.

 

andreescu wins.


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#5 Wayne

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 02:25 PM

Didn't think she would get past Serena.



#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 02:31 PM

Bianca Andreescu gave Serena Williams a pep talk and called her 'a f------ beast' after the American lost the 2019 Rogers Cup final because of injury

 

 

https://www.business...gers-cup-2019-8



#7 spanky123

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:59 PM

it's over.

 

serena has dropped out with an unspecified injury after going down 3-1 in the first set.

 

andreescu wins.

 

Not to take anything away from Bianca but Serena wasn't on her game from the get go. She had something like 8 unforced errors in the 4 games they played. A cynic might think that Serena only played the 20 minutes so that the organizers wouldn't have had to give refunds.



#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:05 PM

Not to take anything away from Bianca but Serena wasn't on her game from the get go. She had something like 8 unforced errors in the 4 games they played. A cynic might think that Serena only played the 20 minutes so that the organizers wouldn't have had to give refunds.

 

certainly in the last 2 games she was very off hitting some very long balls out and one smash into her own side of the net.  it looked like she was struggling.  her serve was still strong and she dished up some strong winners when she had the chance.  

 

but yes not to take anything away from the winner.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 August 2019 - 04:07 PM.


#9 Wayne

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 06:52 PM

Not to take anything away from Bianca but Serena wasn't on her game from the get go. She had something like 8 unforced errors in the 4 games they played. A cynic might think that Serena only played the 20 minutes so that the organizers wouldn't have had to give refunds.

 

Agree but none of that will ever make make the history books. She won!



 



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