Wimbledon champion Gabrine Muguruza out of Rogers Cup

Wozniacki advances in Toronto epic

Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday cruised into the Rogers Cup final with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Sloane Stephens.

"I didn't expect this type of day but I'm very happy that I could stay very focused", she said. "But it was a hard match. So it was tough for me to close it and I think it's tough to play someone like (that)". The start was delayed for more than two hours and three more weather interruptions followed in the first set alone. They had to wait out four rain delays and spent almost three hours on court.

Entering the final, not only was Svitolina unblemished in finals in 2017, Wozniacki was the exact opposite (0-5), which some would argue influenced the match going from an even affair at four games apiece into a runaway that saw Svitolina win the final eight games.

The 36-year-old Federer blasted nine aces and lost just nine points on his serve as he extended his match win streak to 16 - his longest win streak in five years. Wozniacki has signed a two-break in the first set, but his rival has won it in his second ball round, there will also be a strike that is too deep in the Danish.

Wozniacki, who is a former World No. 1, broke the Czech at love to get back on serve at 4-4 of the deciding set. Big tournament. I played really well also this morning.

Wozniacki, a former world No. 1, is 0-5 in final appearances this season.

The 22-year-old Svitolina, who dropped just one set en route to the title, will rise to No 4 in the world rankings on Monday.

"Every time this year when it has been raining I've had a great tournament, so I thought this must be luck". "Today was very hot, so I've been really struggling". The obvious question with Svitolina is how much she has left in the tank after playing two matches on Saturday.

Interestingly, Svitolina is 4-0 in WTA finals this season - the most championships on the tour.

Earlier in the day, Halep beat Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 6-2 while Svitolina topped fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Both players held serve through the second set with Pliskova pulling even in the match by taking the last four points of the tiebreaker.

Top-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina were to meet eighth-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic.

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