The National Bank Open, formerly Rogers Cup

NBO Daily: Sun Shines as Qualifying Action Concludes on Sunday  

August 8, 2022
Bianca Jolie Fernandez leads a yoga session on court.

Photo : Gyles Diaz/Tennis Canada

From qualifying matches to family fun and some appearances from the WTA’s top stars, family weekend at the National Bank Open has a bit of everything for everyone.

The competitive action on the court was high-quality, with some players in good form bringing their A-game to Toronto. And between matches, fans were hitching a ride around the grounds to meet a certain web-slinger from the Big Apple.

Catch up on the going’s on from Sunday at the National Bank Open.

Results

Top seed Marie Bouzkova cruised back into the main draw with a victory over Wimbledon semifinalist Tatjana Maria in the second round of qualifying. It is the second time in a row that Bouzkova has qualified in Toronto.

Last time, in 2019, she turned the opportunity into a semifinal run, where she lost to Serena Williams.

She is joined by fellow seeds Ajla Tomljanovic, Claire Liu, Madison Brengle, and Tereza Martincova. The latter defeated the last Canadian in the qualifying draw, Marina Stakusic.

Storm Sanders, Asia Muhammad and Cristina Busca also qualified on Sunday. Busca upset her fellow Spaniard, second seed Nuria Parrizas Dias.

Fan Experience

Day two of 407 ETR Family Weekend kept the festivities going with events all over the grounds at Sobeys Stadium.

One of the highlights was the VIA Rail train, where fans could hop on for a quick ride around the grounds.

Photo : Peter Power/Tennis Canada

Games, a visit from Spider-man and Paw Patrol, yoga, and some meet-and-greets with players were among the many activities to go along with the tennis action.

Viral Moment on Social

Like the rest of us, tennis players have interests off of the court too.

During a meet-and-greet with fans, world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit got a question about one of her favourite non-tennis things: her plants.

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