Coupe Rogers

Coupe Rogers (2)

Coverage of the 2010 Coupe Rogers in Montreal, Canada, August 16 - August 22, 2010

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 21:50

The Rundown: Tuesday

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tues-artTuesday’s Book Club

A paperback copy of Andre Agassi’s Open was spotted in Svetlana Kuznetsova’s new coach Loic Courteau’s bag today.  Surely, Courteau was inspired to read it by’s review of the masterful memoir.

Tuesday’s New Recipe for Success

When asked whether she sees herself as a role model or trailblazer because of her success on Tour after motherhood, Kim Clijsters replied, “I hope other players don’t feel obligated to go have a baby.”

Tuesday, 17 August 2010 10:00

The Rundown: Monday

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safina-mk-081610-artMonday’s Bienvenue
You know you are in Quebec when the amount of people attending the post-loss interview of Aleksandra Wozniak is more than ten-fold the number of those who showed up to the conference given by former World No. 1 and 2008 Champion Dinara Safina. Similarly, while many came out to support locals Wozniak and Stephanie Dubois during the night session, the stands were rather empty throughout the day matches, including for Safina’s win over Andrea Petkovic. Of course, Wozniak is a higher-ranked player than Safina today.

Monday’s Next Step in On-Court Coaching – Mixed Doubles?
Here in Montreal, coaches can sit on the court and be, at times, literally a step away from their pupils. During her match against Shahar Peer, Kaia Kanepi’s coach Silver Karjus cheered loudly, often as soon as Peer was getting ready to serve or receive right by his side. To his credit, Karjus also applauded some of the winners Peer hit. On one of the second set changeovers, Karjus got up and went over to the Estonian to give her advice without her requesting on-court coaching.