Wozniacki will face Svitolina in the final of the Rogers Cup

Sport 15 August, 2017

Photo: Nathan Denette, The canadian Press
Caroline Wozniacki during her match Saturday

Toronto — The sixth-seeded, the Danish Caroline Wozniacki, defeated the American Sloane Stephens 6-2, and 6-3, on Saturday, access to the final component women’s Rogers Cup.


Her rival will be the fifth head of series, Elina Svitolina. The Ukrainian has signed a gain lightning face the defending champion Simona Halep, beating the Romanian 6-1, and 6-1, in 57 minutes.


Stephens has been broken in the first game and lost the first round in 31 minutes.


The American 24-year-old showed his power, but committed too many errors to be 41 unforced errors, compared to just 11 for Wozniacki.


27-year-old Wozniacki, the former number one in the world, will attempt to win a first tournament of the WTA tour this season, his sixth appearance in the final.


She has been crowned the champion of the Rogers Cup 2010 in Montreal.


Stephens has missed 11 months due to a foot injury suffered last summer, undergoing an operation. Once in the top-15, it is returned to the game in July, at Wimbledon, but it now points to the 934e rank.

Photo: Nathan Denette, The canadian Press
The player of Ukrainian Elina Svitolina

In the other semi-final, Svitolina earned six breaks to get the chance to raise a fifth trophy this year, after those earned in Taiwan, Dubai, Istanbul and Rome.


Earlier in the day, Halep and Svitolina had confirmed their place in the “carré d’as”.


Halep defeated the French Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2. Svitolina has ruled out the Spanish Garbine Muguruza (no. 4), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.


These clashes were to originally take place on Friday evening, but the rain came to change the plans of the organizers.


In the quarter-finals in doubles, the Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko lost 7-5, 6-3 against the Czech Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova.


Safarova and Strycova will jump again on the field Saturday night. They compete in the semi-final of the German Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Czech Kveta Peschke.


In the other semi-final, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won 6-4 and 6-0 at the expense of the Ukrainian Nadiia Kichenok and the Australian Anastasia Rodionova. The three aces of the match came from the favourite Russian, as five of the six breaks.