Simona Halep powered into the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal
13 August, 2018, 04:02 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
"I think I played smart tennis today", Halep said.
Ashleigh Barty faces an ominous task to reach the Canadian Open final for the first time after world No.1 Simona Halep also breezed into the semi-finals in Montreal. A year ago, the American was playing Toronto ranked No.934 in the world, and another runner-up finish to the world's top ranked player kicks off her US Open title defense in encouraging fashion.
Despite Sharapova's good shots, she grew exhausted and started producing unforced errors working in the French woman's favor to help her win the first set 6-3.
Halep let off steam at the Women's Tennis Association after her quarterfinal Friday for giving her a hard schedule on a week in which she played twice on the one day due to a rain delay.
With the win Stephens advances to her second consecutive Rogers Cup semifinal after falling to Caroline Wozniacki a year ago.
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He'd liked to have scored a goal and he tried, but I'm sure in the European qualifiers he will score goals for England'. I left it five minutes into the second half, after speaking to them and saying we needed to be on the front foot more.
The number three seed progressed to her third final of 2018, which will be a re-match of her French Open clash with Halep in June. "Simona Halep raises her game at just the right time", a commentator said anxiously.
"I thought I played well, I thought she played well", said Stephens. The American then wasted two set points as Halep forced a tiebreaker.
Many players now would start to correct their mistakes made at the first set, but Garcia's game had started to unravel fast and at 1-all she had netted more shots, missed returns and hit strokes longer than need be.
Halep fended off four set points to claim a back-and-forth first set in a tiebreak after storming to a 4-1 lead before U.S. Open champion Stephens fought back to level.
Halep, quoted on the WTA website, added: "I just want to give my best tomorrow and to enjoy the final because it's a great thing after a long break to play final at a big tournament". The second set was much routine for Garcia who had the ability to mix up her shots, be aggressive and execute drop shots and volleys to perfection.
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