Wozniacki Reaches 6th Final of 2017 with Win over Stephens in Toronto

Paola Ditto
Agosto 13, 2017

The sixth seed was able to comfortably get the better of Stephens, who can take great heart from reaching the semis in only her third tournament of an injury-plagued campaign. She won this tournament in 2010 in Montreal.

Pliskova seemed unsettled by the stoppages as Wozniacki claimed her first win against a world number one, and her reward will now be a clash against Sloane Stephens or Lucie Safarova in the semi-finals.

The former world number jumped into a 3-1 lead in the second set before allowing Stephens to rally back.

Wozniacki will face the victor of Saturday night's semifinal between defending champion and No. 2 seed Simona Halep of Romania and No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine. Halep, the No. 2 seed, beat Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 while Svitolina, the No. 5 seed, topped fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

After beating Garcia, Halep said: "It's not going to be easy, at this level, to play two matches in the same day". They now face the daunting task of having to play their semi-final later in the day.

The second-seeded Federer is seeking a third Rogers Cup title to go with wins in 2004 and 2006. But I think I'm ready, I feel strong enough in my legs.

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