Toronto Masters: How to watch the Canadian Open women’s singles

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Iga Swiatek French Open Roland Garros Credit: PA Images
Iga Swiatek French Open Roland Garros Credit: PA Images

The National Bank Open (Toronto Masters) has a full programme of enticing matchups for the tennis lover to get lost in.

Opening up the action on the Grandstand court will be French Open finalist Coco Gauff and Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.

Centre Court’s first match will see World No 1 and top seed Iga Swiatek take on Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.

Leylah Fernandez celebrates Credit: PA Images
Leylah Fernandez

Home hope Leylah Fernandez takes pride of place as the second match on Centre Court in a bumper afternoon session.

The Canadian No 1 is still adjusting to her return to the tour after injury as she explained after her opening round win.

“Yeah, it was not easy. I haven’t played a tennis match in a long time. But I’ve been training extremely well, long hours trying to prepare for these matches.

“I was feeling well, but we all know that a tennis match is different. Because you have these emotions, you have the expectations.

“But I think I was just happy that we were training good and that we were able to prepare not only myself physically but mainly mentally.

“Because mentally is the one that’s going to push me through those tough moments.

“It’s going to make me stronger.

“It’s going to make me like make that decision to get through it and not get down on myself.”

After the home fan treat, the crowd will get to indulge in what could be their last glimpse of Serena Williams, who will look to overcome 12th seed Belinda Bencic in their Round of 32 clash.

Another Canadian heroine Bianca Andreescu will round off the Centre Court action when she faces Alizé Cornet of France.

Gauff’s Grandstand clash with Rybakina will be followed by Simona Halep’s Toronto return.

The 15th seeded Halep is set the tricky task of stopping China’s Shuai Zhang.

Big-serving Jil Teichmann tackles indoor maven Anett Kontaveit in another intriguing Grandstand court match on a full day.

Grandstand ticket holders and TV audiences will then be treated to a match between rising Chinese star Qinwen Zheng and Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur.

Having seen off a wounded Naomi Osaka, Estonia’s best Kaia Kanepi is set for another tough examination against eighth seed Garbiñe Muguruza

Action on Court 1 gets underway when Jelena Ostapenko takes on USA’s Alison Riske-Amritraj.

Yulia Putintseva will have a big task in front of her on Court 1 with her match against Paula Badosa following the Ostapenko and Riske contest.

Having knocked out Emma Raducanu, Camila Giorgi takes on Elise Mertens to get the Toronto action underway on Court 4.

This will be followed by an all-American Round of 32 clash between US No 1 and Jessica Pegula emerging player Asia Muhammad.

Aryna Sabalenka’s match against Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo rounds off the singles action on the outer courts.

How to watch the Toronto Masters

The National Bank Open (Toronto Masters) will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom through the Amazon Prime over-the-top streaming service.

Viewers in the United States can stream the event on the Tennis Channel while TSN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports are the Canadian broadcast partners.

Fans in Australia can watch through WTA Tour partner Bein Sports.

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