Elena Dementieva beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets for Rogers Cup title


Elena Dementieva has won her third title of the 2009 season, after Auckland and Sydney in January, defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-3 in the first ever all-Russian Rogers Cup final.

The first set wasn’t impressive, featuring 14 double faults and seven breaks of serve. In the second set both players held serve until the sixth game, when Dementieva broke Sharapova for a 4-2 lead. The fourth-seeded Dementieva held her serve throughout and clinched her first Rogers Cup title and 14th career WTA Tour title.

Still, even after this loss Sharapova is leading their head-to-head series 8-3.

The world No.5 Dementieva has never won a Grand Slam title, but the triumph in Toronto might be her lucky charm as the last three Toronto champions proceeded to win the US Open – Justin Henin in 2007, Kim Clijsters in 2005 and Henin in 2003.


  1. Dementieva is doing great but at 27 (which is quite old for a tennis player) she is running out of time to win a major.

    I think it is now or never.

  2. What’s with all the negativity towards Elena? She’s playing her best tennis now, and looks fantastic. I must say she deserves a better sponsor, but other than that great job in Toronto and good luck at the US Open.

  3. she looked too tired…but she did all she could… as she used to… It was an excellent training for Us open!!!


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