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Wozniacki Beats Stephens To Reach Sixth Final of 2017

13 August, 2017, 04:37 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • Caroline Wozniacki leans into a return at the Rogers Cup where she advanced to Sunday's final

"I was just trying to play my game and I was very happy to win". I once I kind of got on a roll, I started serving better.

Wozniacki had to battle several rain delays, with four in total causing problems on Friday, but she was able to maintain her composure and secure a 7-5 6-7 (3) 6-4 victory.

And Svitolina - who lost to Halep in the quarter-finals of the French Open - showed no mercy against her highly-fancied opponent from the outset, racing through the opening set.

After breezing through the first set, Wozniacki let a 3-1 lead in the second slip away as Stephens levelled at 3-3. "It was really hard to serve with the wind, and I think both of us were returning very aggressive and going for the shots. I have put myself in great positions and, you know, I'm going to try and make the most of it (on Sunday)".

Wozniacki, the 2010 champion, needed 80 minutes to eliminate Stephens and reach her sixth final of 2017.

Wozniacki has ended a Toronto drought this week, winning her first matches at York University in 10 years.

Stephens, who is ranked 934 in the world, was playing in just her third tournament after missing 11 months while recovering from foot surgery. I have just to move on and to look forward. "She's strong there and she played her game".

In other quarterfinal matches, defending champion and second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania faced off with Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia while fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine challenged fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.

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