Dementieva lifts Rogers Cup
Elena Dementieva won her third singles title of the year, snapping a run of poor showings against Maria Sharapova in an all-Russian showdown at the WTA Rogers Cup on Sunday.
In a tune-up event for the US Open, the 27-year-old Dementieva posted a 6-4, 6-3 win over unseeded Sharapova to earn her 14th career singles title.
"I really like to play this tournament, but I've never done anything better than first or second round, which was very disappointing for me," Dementieva said. "Every time I come I have such great crowd support.
"I just feel so happy to finally win this title. It means a lot to me."
She also won titles this year in Sydney and Auckland but hasn't had much success against Sharapova over the years.
It was just the third win for Dementieva over Sharapova in 12 career meetings and first in three years. Her last win was in the semifinals of the 2006 Los Angeles tournament.