The 2010 edition of the Rogers Cup will be remembered for a long time for many reasons. Mostly because rain wreaked havoc during the final weekend, forcing the semifinals and final to be played on Monday, a tournament first.
Playing the Rogers Cup for the third time in her career, Caroline Wozniacki had not been past the second round in her two previous appearances. Ranked no. 2 in the world when she came to Montreal in 2010, the 20-year-old Dane beat four Top 20 players en route to the trophy.
On the other side of the draw, Russia’s Vera Zvonareva made her way to the final in the midst of the best season of her career. A few weeks earlier, the Russian reached her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon. Ultimately, Wozniacki beat Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in the championship match to take home her third title of the year and biggest of her career at the time.
“I want to enjoy winning this tournament. It gives me a lot of confidence to win a tournament like this – it’s a huge tournament,” Wozniacki said following her victory.
Wozniacki also made a point to thank the fans, who endured a tough week with the weather.
“Thanks for sticking around despite the rain to watch my matches. The fans in Montreal are the best!”
Since then, it has been a love affair between the popular Dane, this tournament, and its fans. Wozniacki has made the quarter-finals or better in her three visits to Montreal and we very much look forward to seeing her again in a couple of weeks.