For the second consecutive day, a defending champion has lost at the Rogers Cup.
Yesterday, Great Britain’s Andy Murray lost to South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 and today Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki lost to Italian Roberta Vinci 6-4, 7-5. Wozniacki, ranked number one in the world, even though she has never won a grand slam tournament, lost six straight games to Vinci in the second set. I find where Vinci is from interesting as she comes from the Italian city of Taranto, and she won her big match in Toronto.
Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak of Montreal, meanwhile lost in straight sets to Australian Samantha Stosur, the tenth seed and 2010 French Open finalist 6-3, 6-4.
That means there is only one Canadian left and that is Laval, Quebec’s Stephanie Dubois, who will play fourth seeded Belarussian Victoria Azarenka at approximately 6:30pm this evening in Toronto, or immediately following the second round match between Maria Sharapova of Russia and Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, who was made reference to in Kerzy’s Notebook earlier in the week.
On the men’s side in Montreal, Switzerland’s Roger Federer defeated the last remaining Canadian man Vasek Pospisil in straight sets.