Serena Williams Wins Rogers Cup for Third Time
TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup for the third time, routing unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0 in Sunday’s final.
The world’s top-ranked woman captured her eighth WTA title of the year and 54th of her career. All three of her Rogers Cup crowns have come in Toronto, the others in 2001 and 2011. Williams has lost only one match since March, a stunning early exit at Wimbledon.
She did not drop a set this week at the tournament and was tested only once. That came in her semifinal against third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.
Despite the loss, Cirstea had a breakthrough tournament, ousting two former No. 1 players in Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki. She also defeated defending champion Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals and fourth-seeded Li Na in the semis.