The draw for the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada has been released and Genie has been drawn to play No.14 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium in the first round.
Genie has played the 24-year-old once before in WTA competition on the grass courts of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2016 in the first round and Mertens won 6-2 6-0.
This match will be played on Monday or Tuesday.
Genie is making her 11th appearance at this tournament which alternates between Montreal and Toronto each year. Genie’s best result was reaching the third round in 2016. Last year, Genie lost in the first round.