Monday, August 1, 2011
A 38th WTA title for Serena Williams, a second ATP title for Ernests Gulbis.
Serena's first title in America in three years, and first title since Wimbledon last year.
Gulbis' first title since his maiden triumph in Delray Beach in February 2010.
Gulbis' first top-10 win since Mikhail Youzhny retired against him in Paris in November last year.
Serena has jumped from 169 to 79 in the rankings, while Gulbis is up from 89 to 55.
There are two very happy people in California right now!
After two weeks, the US Open Series is shaping up to be quite AWESOME!
"I hated those triple digits. I've got to get to single digits." - Serena Williams
"I a little bit lost trust that I could compete with the best guys. Now it's a big confidence boost." - Ernests Gulbis