Serena Williams heads elite Toronto field

The 31-year-old American brings a formidable recent record to the Canadian hard courts, with seven titles this year including a French Open crown and, most recently, the Swedish Open.

updated: August 05, 2013 08:26 IST
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Toronto: World number one Serena Williams is eager to test herself against the world's best, including Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, at the WTA Tour's Rogers Cup that starts on Monday.

Williams won the tournament the last time it was held in Toronto in 2011. It shifted to Montreal last year, where former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova defeated China's Li Na in the final.

Now that it has returned to Toronto, Williams is hoping a victory in the $2.369 million event can boost her build up to the final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

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