Lauren Davis had to qualify to get into the Rogers Cup main draw. In the second round of qualifying, she beat former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, but then Kuznetsova became the lucky loser, and drew--yes, Lauren Davis--in the first round. But no worries. David beat her again, making the Russian a not-so-lucky loser, after all. Davis's next opponent will be Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.
Yesterday, I was about to leave my house when the Cibulkova-Kerber match came on. I really wanted to see it, but I figured it would go on for hours and I'd never get anything done. Sure enough, three hours later, I took a break to check the score, and the match was just ending. Cibulkova beat Kerber 6-7 (0), 6-2, 7-5. Cibulkova had to come from 1-4 down in the third set. She's now 4-0 against the German.
Venus Williams won her first set against Kirsten Flipkens 6-0. Flipkens then won the second and third sets (6-4, 6-2) againt an obviously tired Williams. Not to take anything away from Flipkens--she's having a great season.
Play began today with Li Na taking on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and then stopped after they had played one game. The expected showers came; today is supposed to be a pretty rainy one in Toronto. The scheduled night match features world number 1 Serena Williams against Francesca Schiavone. Williams, by the way, is the first player to qualify for the WTA Championships in Istanbul.