Wozniacki earns Rogers Cup final berth

Wozniacki earns Rogers Cup final berth

The contrasting styles of Caroline Wozniacki's grinding defense against Karolina Pliskova's all out aggression was played out in favor of the grinder this time.

Sixth seed Wozniacki, the champion in 2010, saw off unseeded American Stephens 6-2 6-3 in the first semi-final in Toronto.

Plíšková was playing in her first event since moving to the top of the world rankings last month. They now face the daunting task of having to play their semi-final later in the day.

Things got a bit complicated in the second set for the Dane, with Stephens turning around a 1-3 deficit to level the match.

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The match between Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and Ukraine's Elina Svitolina was suspended due to rain. EPA/ANDRE PICHETTECaroline Garcia of France in action against Simona Halep of Romania during the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup Women's Tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada, 12 August 2017.

It was a high-quality tennis match in which Wozniacki established that she is also in the running for the #US Open title which she has missed twice by losing in the finals to Kim Clijsters in 2009 and Serena Williams in 2014.

He will now play unseeded Dutchman Robin Haase after he came from behind to beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Halep defeated Garcia 6-4, 6-2.

Germany's Alexander Zverev completes the final four as he defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.

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