In what unfortunately became an obscure matchup, the Rogers Cup still had a match following Serena Williams versus Sorana Cirstea.
In the women’s doubles final, Jelena Jankovic and Katarina Srebotnik of Serbia and Slovenia respectively got past the team of Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic.
While many eyes at the Rogers Cup were focused on the singles finals in both the men’s and women’s draws, it was the women’s doubles final that turned out to be the most competitive, which is unfortunate considering the low attendance numbers for this particular championship matchup.
The duo from the former Yugoslavia won the match 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 to claim their first Rogers Cup as a pair. Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik has won the Rogers Cup doubles title before (in 2007 with Japan’s Ai Sugiyama) in addition to finals appearances in 2001 and 2012 but this year was the first time she was paired with Jankovic and the teamwork paid dividends as they leave Toronto champions.
While the attendance for this match certainly could have been better, the battle between the teams certainly didn’t lack any competition or intensity. With that said, it was certainly fitting way to end such a great week in Toronto.
My congratulations goes out to the tandem of Jankovic and Srebotnik as they will go to Montreal next August with the Rogers Cup title to defend.