National Bank Open—Canada

Sunday’s action at the National Bank Open in Toronto, Canada saw Italian Jannik Sinner capture his first-career Masters 1000 title, defeating feisty Australian Alex de Minaur 6-4, 6-1.

Needing one and 29 minutes to claim his crown, Sinner hit five aces, won 73 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on five occasions.

Improving to 5-0 over de Minaur in lifetime meetings, Sinner will be ranked No. 6 on Monday.

De Minaur, who has been in scintillating form this Summer, was attempting to win his eighth career title. The 24-year-old also reached the final in Los Cabos, Mexico last year weekend.

Over in Montreal, American Jessica Pegula won her fourth career title in impressive fashion,  dismissing Liudmila Samsonova 6-1, 6-0.

Pegula, who defeated top seed Iga Swiatek in the semifinals, will next head to the Cincinnati Masters in Ohio.

The American won 100 percent of her first serve points and broke serve on five occasions.

Samsonova, who had to dispatch Elena Rybakina earlier in the day in a rain-delayed semifinal, will be ranked No. 12 on Monday.

Samsonova was looking to win the fifth title of her career.

The ATP Tour and WTA will next their focus on the Summer’s second Masters 1000 event at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.

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