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. (photo: AP via Yahoo)