Davenport Beats Myskina for Cali Triple at WTA San Diego

Posted on August 2, 2004

In the absence of the Belgians and the injured Williams sisters, Lindsay Davenport is cleaning up on the WTA Tour.

The former No. 1 will move up to a projected No. 2 in the rankings after winning her third title in three weeks Sunday at San Diego, pasting Russian Anastasia Myskina 6-1, 6-1.

Davenport mopped the hardcourt with the Russian, who appeared fatigued after winning a long three-setter the previous night in her semifinal against countrywoman Vera "Warren" Zvonareva.

"It has just been a phenomenal summer so far," said Davenport after collecting her fifth title on the year. "I'm just so grateful I've been able to play and stay healthy. I've just really enjoyed it and hope I can keep it going for another few weeks through the US Open."

It was the second time in her career that Davenport has won the Cali triple of Stanford, LA, and San Diego after first sweeping the California threesome in 1998.

In the doubles final, the duo of Cara Black-Renee Stubbs won their fourth title of the year with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over four-time 2004 title winners Virginia Ruano Pascual-Paola Suarez.