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WTA Montreal Live Blog: Qualifying Competition Concludes on IGA Family Weekend

Collins, Giorgi headline final round of qualifying as players look to earn a spot in the main draw in Montreal

4:11 p.m. ET – Defending champ Giorgi into the main draw, Collins claws her way in too

The two biggest names in the women's singles qualifying draw didn't have it all their own way today, but their pedigree as former top players saw them overcome stiff challenges in Sunday's action.

Camila Giorgi, the 2021 champion in Montreal, defeated Ashlyn Krueger in three sets, while Danielle Collins backed up her win over Eugenie Bouchard in the first round with a hard-fought battle over Emina Bektas, 7-5, 6-7(10), 7-5.

Camila Giorgi
Photo : Patrice Lapointe

2:03 p.m. ET – Stars do their media rounds on eve of main draw

It's media day in Montreal! Top seeds, returning champions, and hometown favourites all did their rounds with local & international news... and it's looks like they all had a great time! 

Nothing like a Bianca Andreescu anecdote in press. 😂

Bianca Andreescu
Photo : Pascal Ratthé

Aryna Sabalenka had a breakthrough tournament here in 2018 – is she poised for another deep run in Montreal this coming week?

Aryna Sabalenka
Photo : Pascal Ratthé

She's called "Sweet Caroline" for a reason. 🌞

Caroline Wozniacki
Photo : Pascal Ratthé

Leylah Fernandez brings in a crowd wherever she plays, but especially in Montreal!

Leylah Fernandez
Photo : Pascal Ratthé

12:37 p.m. ET – Top two seeds the first to reach the main draw in Montreal

No. 1 seed Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine and American No. 2 seed Alycia Parks are the first two qualifiers of the day, with Parks brushing aside Cristina Bucsa, 6-1, 6-2 and Tsurenko cruising past Elizabeth Mandlik, 6-4, 6-2.

With three Canadians slated to play qualifiers in the first round, there's a good chance one of these in-form players might land a Court Central designation when main-draw action kicks off on Monday.

Lesia Tsurenko
Photo : Patrice Lapointe

11:00 a.m. ET We've got a great day of action ahead of us as the qualifying competition wraps up. Eight spots in the Omnium Banque Nationale main draw are on the line with a mix of top seeds & lesser-known contenders vying for a main draw berth. Check out today's order of play below: 

COURT CENTRAL starts at 11:00 AM
[4] C. Giorgi (ITA) vs [16] A. Krueger (USA)
[3] D. Collins (USA) vs E. Bektas (USA)
[6] P. Stearns (USA) vs [9] M. Frech (POL)

COURT ROGERS starts at 11:00 AM
[1] L. Tsurenko (UKR) vs [15] E. Mandlik (USA)
S. Vickery (USA) vs [12] K. Day (USA)
[7] Y. Putintseva (KAZ) vs [13] K. Birrell (AUS)

COURT 9 starts at 11:00 AM
[2] A. Parks (USA) vs [10] C. Bucsa (ESP)
NB 3:00 PM [8] K. Boulter (GBR) vs M. Bassols Ribera (ESP)