Wozniacki earns Rogers Cup final berth

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki will try to win her first title of 2017 after reaching her sixth final with victory over Sloane Stephens at the Rogers Cup.

The No.6-seeded Dane broke six times on nine opportunities and won half of her first-serve return points (17 lf 34) as well as 13 of 17 second-serve return points to cause problems for Stephens all day. She beat Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Lucie Safarova to reach the semi-finals.

All of the delays came in the first set and Wozniacki seemed to gain encouragement as she bounced back from 3-0 down.

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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.

After beating Garcia, Halep said: "It's not going to be easy, at this level, to play two matches in the same day".

"Yesterday was really tough, waiting like six or seven hours here on site so I was a little bit exhausted", Halep said. She'll face either Elina Svitolina or Simona Halep for the title. But I think I'm ready, I feel strong enough in my legs.

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