Sunday, August 11, 2013

Williams wins Rogers Cup

Inukshuk in CN Tower garden, Toronto
Top seed Serena Williams handily won the 2013 Rogers Cup today when she defeated Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0 in just over an hour. This was Williams' third Rogers Cup victory. Cirstea, however, had a memorable run, taking out four seeded players--Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic, Petra Kvitova, and Li Na.

Jelena Jankovic and Katarina Srebotnik won the doubles title. Jankovic and Srebotnik defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke 5-7, 6-2, 10-6. Three of those players--Srebotnik, Groenefeld and Peschke are veteran doubles specialists. Srebotnik had an excellent singles career until an injury forced her to play doubles only.

In Cincinnati, the only player from the USA to come out of qualifying is Vania King. Alison Riske lost in the second round, and the others--Melanie Oudin, Christina McHale, Nicole Gibbs, Maria Sanchez, Shelby Rogers--went out in the first round. Top qualifying seed Urszula Radwanska also went out in the first round.

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