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Tennis: Radwanska eases past Venus Williams to win Rogers Cup

Published on Aug 11, 2014 3:05 AM
Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a shot to Venus Williams of the US during the women's final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada, on August 10, 2014, setting herself up as a player to watch at the upcoming US Open. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONTREAL (REUTERS) - Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 6-4 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, the third seeded Pole setting herself up as a player to watch at the US Open.

It was the first win of the season for Radwanska but provides a timely jolt of confidence going into Flushing Meadows and the year's final grand slam with 11 of her 14 career titles having come on hard courts.

Williams, a twice US Open champion, will also be buoyed by her performance in Montreal with a projected return on Monday to the world rankings top 20 for the first time since March 2013.

The tournament also pushed Williams past the US$30 million (S$37 million) in career earnings, joining an elite club that includes her sister Serena and Maria Sharapova.

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