Abanda and Andreescu have much to prove as they ascend the rankings. (AP)

With Eugenie Bouchard sitting at No. 70 in the ranks and needing a wildcard for Toronto, a duo of young Canadians are poised to make breakthroughs of their own. These two standouts are on her tail:


Francoise Abanda

Age: 20

Rank: No. 134

2017 Highlights: She qualified and reached the second round of both the French Open and Wimbledon (for the first major wins of her career).

Best Rogers Cup Performance: In her fourth appearance, she won her first round in 2016 before falling in two tiebreak sets to Elina Svitolina. 
 

Bianca Andreescu


Age: 17

Rank: No. 142

2017 High: Snatching two ITF titles, Santa Marghertia Di Pula 2 and Rancho Santa Fe, the young Canadian has been sweeping the lower-level tours and is now making her way into the WTA tour, where she won her first WTA match last week  in D.C. She then stunned Top-20 player Kristina Mladenovic for the biggest performance of her career. 

Best Rogers Cup Performance: The youngster will be making her Rogers Cup main-draw debut this week. She's lost in the qualifying draws twice.