Ana Grubor winds up to hit a backhand. She leads the Canadians this week in Brossard.

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Professional tennis landed in Canada early in 2024 when the Davis Cup stopped by Montreal, but this week Ana Grubor leads a large group of Canadians at the first proper professional tournament on the calendar in Brossard, Quebec.  

The first tournament of 2024 in Canada is a new one as this will be the first edition of the W15 event. 

Main draw play will get underway on Tuesday while the final rounds of qualifying will also be contested. 

Grubor Top Canadian in Singles 

There are already seven Canadians in the main draw, led by world No. 860 Anna Grubor who is the sixth seed in Brossard. 

Grubor, age 20, will open her campaign against Juliette Mazzoni of France and could meet No. 2 seed Jessie Aney of the United States, ranked 422nd in the world, in the quarter-finals. 

Rhea Verma and Iulia Bucea also received direct entry into the main draw. Those three Canadians are joined by four wild cards from the host nation: Zoya Chulak, Raphaelle Leroux, Jada Bui, and Ellie Daniels.

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Seven Canadians are still alive in qualifying and could book their spots in the main draw on Tuesday. At least two Canadians are guaranteed to qualify as there are two all-Canadian matchups in the final round of qualifying. That also means that only five more representatives of the host nation can join the main draw. 

Alice Robbe of France, ranked 231st in the world, is the top seed. She will face Bucea in the first round. 

One All-Canadian Team in Doubles 

Seven Canadians are competing in the doubles competition on six different teams. 

There is one all-Canadian pair, that being Chulak and Clemence Mercier. They will face one of their countrywomen, Arisha Ladhani, and her American partner Lilian Poling in the first round.  

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There is at least one pair featuring a Canadian in each quarter of the doubles draw.  

No Canadians are seeded in the doubles. The top two singles seeds, Aney and Robbe, are teaming up in doubles and are the top seeds.