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Serena Williams wins Rogers Cup

Serena Williams won her second consecutive tournament after defeating Samantha Stosur in the Rogers Cup final in Toronto on Sunday evening.

15 August 2011, 12:00am
Williams is fresh from winning the Bank of West Classic two weeks ago. These victories are a boost for Williams as she prepares for the US Open, which will begin on August 29.

After being sidelined for a whole year due to injury and illness, Williams was ranked at number 88.

Williams was injured shortly after winning the 2010 Wimbledon title, cutting her foot on a piece of glass and requiring two operations.

She spent approximately 20 weeks in a cast and walking boot and in February she was diagnosed with blood clots in her lung which kept her out until June.

Sunday's victory means she is set to move up to 31 in the new world rankings.

But this did not stop Williams from defeating world number 11, Samantha Stosur in just over an hour.

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