Who would have thought it? Li Na and Petra Kvitova--great players who have not had the seasons they should have had--have made it to the final in Monreal. Li came from 1-5 down in the third set to beat Lucie Safarova, and Kvitova--who appeared to benefit from another rain break--defeated 2010 Rogers Cup champion Caroline Wozniacki in three sets.
This was, by the way, the first time that a match between Kvitova and Wozniacki went to three sets. Kevin Skinner, who did a good job of calling the match on Tennis TV, said "Good for you" if you saw the Kvitova phenomenon coming in 2011--so good for me, I guess! He was also quick to point out the cleverness of someone in the booth: Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" played while Piotr Wozniacki blabbed non-stop to his charge during one of the breaks.
Li Na summed it all up very well, as usual: "This is tennis. You have
to put the ball over the net and back in the court. It looks easy, but
sometimes it can be hard to do."
Klaudi Jans-Ignacik and Kristina Mladenovic won the doubles title. The unseeded team defeated 3rd seeds Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik 7-5, 2-6, 10-7.