Round two of the women's singles in the Rogers Cup will continue on Wednesday in Montreal, Canada.
The higher seeded players and big names such as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic will feature on Wednesday. The round has already seen a shock as Eugenie Bouchard of Canada was beaten by American Shelby Rogers.
An encounter between Jankovic of Serbia and Sloane Stephens of America will kick off the action amongst the top seeds.
Jankovic is undoubtedly the favourite here. The Serb who has 13 career titles would love to add a 14th. She had reached the Indian Wells quarterfinals this year and the Rogers Cup final in 2007.
Stephens, ranked 20th, however, does not have a WTA Tour title win to her name but the American reached the Rogers Cup quarterfinals in 2013. She would be looking to change that but defeating Jankovic will be easier said than done.
Next up, we have 4th seed Sharapova of Russia taking on Garbine Muguruza of Spain. These two last played each other in the French Open quarters this year as Sharapova won the game and went on to win the grand slam too. The Russian was the finalist in the 2009 Rogers Cup.
This is the first time Muguruza will participate in the Rogers Cup. The 27th ranked Spaniard would dearly love to make an impact and spring a surprise.
Willams, the number one seed, will feature after this against Australia's Samantha Stosur. Willams, ranked number 1, has been in good form recently as she won the Bank of the West Classic championship in Stanford. She has not yet won a Grand Slam this year and a win in this tournament would hold her in good stead for the upcoming US Open. Willams is also the reigning champion in the Rogers Cup.
Stosur, after a win over Monica Puig in the first round, would be confident but facing Willams would be quite a challenge. She would be hoping to repeat her performance in the 2011 US Open final, where she beat the American.
Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, will play Casey Dellacqua of Australia. She would look to continue her winning streak and is a favourite. Dellacqua goes into the match after an easy victory over Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. Despite the win, she will face an uphill task against Kvitova and would hope that the Wimbledon champion is rusty.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, after her first round victory over Daniela Hantuchova, will be seen in action as well. The Dane will play Klara Koukalova of Czech Republic.
Wozniacki was in very good form against Hantuchova as she won 6-1 6-1 . She looks set for another good performance . Koukalova had to fight hard against Dutch star Kiki Bertens but she held fort.
Here are the matches and timings [IST] for the women's singles today
1] Angelique Kerber vs Caroline Garcia - August 6, 9-30 pm
2] Elena Vesnina vs Ekaterina Makarova - August 6, 11-30 pm
3] Jelena Jankovic vs Sloane Stephens - August 6, 11-30 pm
4] Carla Suarez Navarro vs Karolina Pliskova - August 6, 11-30 pm
5] Maria Sharapova vs Garbine Muguruza - August 6, 11-30 pm
6] Caroline Wozniacki vs Klara Koukalova - August 6, 11-30 pm
7] Lucie Safarova vs Magdalena Rybarikova - August 7, 1-30 am
8] Venus Williams vs Yulia Putintseva - August 7, 1-30 am
9] Sabine Lisicki vs Madison Keys - August 7, 1-30 am
10] Serena Willams vs Samantha Stosur - August 7, 3-30 am
11] Ana Ivanovic vs Coco Vandeweghe - August 7,4-30 am
12] Petra Kvitova vs Casey Dellacqua - August 7, 5-30 am
Where to Watch Live
The day's action is scheduled for an 8:30 pm IST (11:00 am ET, 4:00 pm BST and 3:00 pm GMT) start with live coverage on Star Sports in India and live streaming option HERE. Rogers Cup will also be streamed live HERE and HERE or catch the live updates HERE.
Sportsnet will telecast the matches live in Canada with live streaming option HERE or listen to the action live online HERE. ESPN 2 will telecast the matches live in the United States with an online streaming option HERE. In South Africa and sub-Sahara region the tournament will be available live on Super Sport with live online viewing option HE