The post-Wimbledon lull is over. A few quaint tournaments, in places ranging from Atlanta to Kitzbuhel, Austria, filled the schedule but lacked star power.
After brief retreats, elite players, those in the Top 10, are set to return to the courts next week for the Rogers Cup in Canada.
The Rogers Cup features two tournaments. The ATP Tour's event takes place in Toronto. The WTA Tour meets in Montreal. Both get underway Aug. 4.
It will be Novak Djokovic's first tournament since he won Wimbledon and married his childhood sweetheart, Jelena Ristic.
Serena Williams is set to defend her title and restore some stability to her turbulent summer.
Meanwhile, expect to see maple leaves and a sea of red as Canadians welcome home locals Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic. Their success at Wimbledon has boosted ticket sales.
With the biggest names all back, and mostly healthy, this year's Rogers Cup offers several compelling storylines.