Montréal Gallery: Radwanska Rejoices
Agnieszka Radwanska had plenty to celebrate at the Rogers Cup after defeating the resurgent Venus Williams in the final.
Published August 11, 2014 12:10
Montréal's Uniprix Stadium was full for the Rogers Cup final between Venus Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska.
Radwanska beat Sabine Lisicki, Victoria Azarenka and Ekaterina Makarova en route to the final.
Williams was coming off a semifinal win over sister Serena the day before, her third straight three-setter.
Radwanska came into the the final 3-5 against Williams, though she had won the last two.
Radwanska converted on five of six break points against Williams, and saved eight of 10 on her own serve.
It was a spectacular week for Williams, but things didn't go her way on Sunday.
Radwanska celebrated after closing out her 6-4, 6-2 triumph for her 14th WTA title and first of this season.
Radwanska's first Rogers Cup title lifted her from seventh to third place on the Road To Singapore leaderboard.
Along with the Rogers Cup trophy, champion Radwanska was compensated $441,000.
Radwanska is no stranger to victory speeches, though this was her first WTA title since Seoul last September.
It was a long week for Radwanska, but she still found time to sign autographs after the final.
Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani beat Cara Black and Sania Mirza in a tight two-setter in the doubles final.
Montréal was Vinci and Errani's WTA-leading fifth doubles title of the season and the 21st of their partnership.