At the end of Sunday, the news was great for CAnadian Carol Zhao who got past the final qualifying round to advance to her first main draw in the Rogers Cup.
Unfortunately for Zhao, the momentum was short-lived as she was eliminated from the tournament by Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets (6-1, 6-3) on Monday evening.
As for 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, she was in two doubles matches and lost both. Of course, in all fairness, one of those matches was an exhibition where she was paired with none other than tennis great Monica Seles.
In said match, Bouchard and Seles had a tall task against Venus and Serena Williams. Despite putting up a good fight, the Canadian and Yugoslavian fell to the sisters 8-5.
Earlier in the day, Bouchard, paired with Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, fell to Georgia's Oksana Kalashnikova and Poland's Alicja Rosolska in hard-fought matchup, 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.
With all due respect to the doubles aspect, it's fair to assume that Genie Bouchard has her priorities set on her singles play as she is prepared to take on Russia's Alisa Kleybanova tonight at the Rogers Cup's Centre Court.
First, an all-Canadian matchup will take place as Toronto's own Sharon Fichman will battle Stephanie Dubois of Laval.
As for other news, former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic just completed her opening-round victory, making short work of Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan.
It is shaping out to be a great Tuesday here at the Toronto's Rexall Center. Stay tuned.