TORONTO – If you got to the Rogers Cup early enough – and it seems not that of the fans do, even on a holiday Monday – you were in for a treat.
Not one, not two, not three – but former world No. 1 practicing side by side on the four main practice courts.
Right in front was Venus Williams. Next to her, sister Serena.
Then Karolina Pliskova, who was practicing with Elina Svitolina.
And on the end, the one closest to where the fans who didn’t have posh privileges could watch, was the most recent of them at the top spot, Naomi Osaka.
Osaka and Pliskova both have a shot at regaining the No. 1 spot in the rankings, depending on how things shake out this week in Toronto.
Here’s what it looked like.
And here’s Pliskova doing All-Access media stuff on Sunday, talking about Simona Halep winning Wimbledon, among other topics.