Sunday, August 3, 2008

MONTREAL — Dinara Safina's hot streak continued Sunday as she downed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-1 to win the US$1.34 Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium.

The six-foot Safina was never in trouble against the five-foot-three Cibulkova as she stretched her record since May to 27-3 with her second win in as many weeks. She downed Flavia Pennetta a week ago in the final at Los Angeles.

The seventh seed from Russia has three tournament wins this year and eight in her career. She won$196,000 while Cibulkova earned $99,850.

Safina is expected to move from eighth to a career-high seventh in world rankings with the win.