After all the upsets that occurred in Toronto, it seems fitting that an unseeded player should win the tournament. Of course, Serena Williams is unseeded only because of her absence from the tour, but when you consider that predictions were made that she would never return to her old form--her victory in the topsy-turvy Rogers Cup seems just right.
Williams defeated 10th seed Sam Stosur 6-4, 6-2 in the championship match in much the same way that she defeated Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals: Her serve was just too good, and it allowed her to dominate. Stosur saw only one break opportunity in the match, and she was not able to convert it.
3rd seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the doubles championship by default when 4th seeds Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko gave them a walkover. Azarenka reported that her hand was injured and she could not play. There is speculation that Azarenka hurt her hand during a training session today.