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Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup for the third time, routing unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0 in Sunday's final. The 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. The only time she was tested was in her semifinal against third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska. Cirstea was appearing in her third WTA final and looking to build on her only title -- in 2008 at Tashkent. But despite this loss, the tournament proved a breakthrough. She ousted 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. Cirstea was unsteady from the opening game, double-faulting the first point and again at 30-40 to give Williams an early break. Wi...
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