They already qualified for Rio, but for Angelique Kerber, Elena Vesnina, Sara Errani and more, the biggest challenge now is getting from Montréal to Brazil in time for the Games.
WTA Staff

MONTRÉAL, Canada - The opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is just three days away, and for players who competed in the Rogers Cup it's a race against the clock to make it to Brazil in time. There are no direct flights from Montréal to Rio and a perfect storm of bad weather, flight cancellations and overbooking have left several WTA players stranded at the airport.

It all started with flight AA905 from Miami to Rio, the flight most players were scheduled to connect with to take them to the Games. Mechanical difficulties on the plane left Elena Vesnina, Ekaterina Makarova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Daria Gavrilova and more grounded at Montréal's airport, missing their connection.

Meanwhile, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci tried to find the funny side to their misadventures. Hours after missing their flight, the Italians were still chronicling their struggles and swapping ideas for how to get to South America: should they swim? Drive? Fly to Japan?

Little by little, players started to find their way out of Montréal and tried to get back on the Road To Rio. Svetlana Kuznetsova and Gavrilova flew out via New York:

But even though Kerber and Radwanska had the same idea as them, the pair have now ended up getting themselves stranded in New York still figuring a way to get down to Rio.

And unfortunately for the Rogers Cup doubles champions Vesnina and Makarova, their days-long travel saga continues as they are still stuck in Montréal waiting for answers. Vesnina and Makarova have just three days left to go until the opening ceremony and face the daunting task of getting to Rio in time for the competition.