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On Thursday, Tennis Canada announced the list of players who will take part in the 2023 Granby National Bank Championships, scheduled to be held from July 16 to 23. Played out of the Tennis St-Luc in Granby, Quebec, the tournament hosts a combined men’s and women’s competition, featuring a $100,000 ITF Women’s Circuit event and an ATP Challenger 100 tournament.

Leading the men’s field is World No. 90 Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia. The 27-year-old is having a strong start to his 2023 campaign, tying a career-best result at the Australian Open (second round) and at Roland-Garros (third round). Kokkinakis, the top-seeded player, will face fierce opponents in Granby, with Ecuador’s Emilio Gomez (No. 127), and Canadians Vasek Pospisil (No. 157) and Alexis Galarneau (No. 215) each vying for their shot at the title.

On the women’s side, American Jennifer Brady, winner of the 2016 edition of the event in Granby, is atop the player list with her protected ranking of 14th in the world. Brady, who has an Australian Open final and US Open semi-final on her resume, hasn’t played since retiring from her second-round match at the Western & Southern Open in 2021. She’s joined in the main draw by three Canadians, Rebecca Marino (No. 83), Katherine Sebov (No. 157), and Stacey Fung (No. 230).

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“We are proud to announce an exceptionally strong player list for this year’s event in Granby,” said Francis Milloy, Tournament Director of the women’s event at the Granby National Bank Championships. “With an impressive lineup of Top 150 players, Canadians, and rising stars, the tournament will deliver a great blend of experience and youthful exuberance. Get ready for what promises to be a thrilling week of tennis.”

In addition to these exciting players, a myriad of young, up-and-coming names in the tennis world will be making their way to the Granby courts. Fans will have the opportunity to witness the extraordinary talents of Americans Ashlyn Krueger (No. 109) and Hailey Baptiste (No. 215). Sitting in the No. 3 seed, 19-year-old Krueger continues to rise up the rankings since winning her first WTA 125-level event in Veneto, Italy in January. Also winning the biggest title of her career in 2023 is 21-year-old Baptiste, who captured the ITF W60 Caserta last month.

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Moreover, 18-year-old Juncheng Shang of China and 20-year-old Frenchman Arthur Cazaux, who reached career-high rankings last week of No. 155 and No. 139, respectively, are players to keep an eye out for in the men’s draw. Shang captured his first Challenger title at the Lexington Challenger in 2022, two weeks prior to his final’s appearance in Granby, while Cazaux has two Challenger titles under his belt, most recently winning the Nonthaburi Challenger in January.

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