Simona Halep dominates Ashleigh Barty to reach the final — WTA Montreal

Genie-Bouchard-08072018-Getty-FTR

Top seed Simona Halep sent Caroline Garcia packing for the second consecutive year at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a 7-5 6-1 win to set up a semifinal showdown with Ashleigh Barty on Saturday. She held serve for the remainder of the set.

She will meet Sloane Stephens or defending champion Elina Svitolina. I'm playing good tennis. Obviously, to make a final of another tournament is incredible.

Stephens, the world No. 3, has had a productive 2018, winning a hard-court title in Miami in March and making the French Open final, where the 25-year-old by beaten by Halep. "I think I'm the only one person and player who has the worst schedule during the week she said".

"I'm very happy to come through and get a little bit better during the match".

She had nothing to add to her scheduling dispute, which saw her play four matches in three days after a night session was postponed due to rain.

"I think it's a little bit of a double-edged sword, sometimes a Catch-22" she said. "I hope in the future it's going to be better. And I'm very upset about this". "But doesn't change my performance on court".

More news: Wildfires Prompt Bay Area Air Quality Advisory Through Thursday

The first Australian woman to reach the semifinals at the Rogers Cup since Samantha Stosur finished runner-up to Serena Williams seven years ago, broke back but struggled to apply the gameplan consistently.

With the win Stephens advances to her second consecutive Rogers Cup semifinal after falling to Caroline Wozniacki previous year.

She then raced through the second set 6-1 with minimum fuss. Halap broke twice more to open the second set and completed the victory over the Australian in 71 minutes. "I played some slices".

After a shaky start, the French Open champion won three straight games to take the first set and dominated the second set behind pinpoint serving and stout defence. The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set.

"I've been playing well, consistent and that's great", said Stephens.

Related News:



Most liked

Sarri learns lessons from Chelsea's opening win at Huddersfield
Of the three in midfield, Ross Barkley on the left looked the least effective. "I hope in this month to improve the team". But the Blues were clearly the better side on the day despite not kicking into gear under Sarri just yet.

NASCAR Cup Ford Mustang ready to race
The Mustang was first entered in a race in 1964 when it won the Tour de France Automobile, a 4,000 mile, 10-day rally. The race cars are heavily regulated by NASCAR, when it comes to size, weight and engine size.

ICBC rate model released
Eby has called the insurance corporation a "financial dumpster fire " with ICBC losing more than $1 billion previous year alone. She said it is also not fair that 80 per cent of drivers receive the maximum discount available for basic insurance.

Australians Pay Tribute to Golfer Jarrod Lyle, the 'Larrikin'
"We'll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital". Today we lost a great man who's life off the course is one we should all try to emulate".

Discord Launches Game Store Beta
However, the new store will be different from Steam's , which has become a platform where nearly anyone can sell a game. Nitro was our attempt at cosmetics, now we're adding games to that subscription and building a retail store too".

'Love Island': CBS orders hit global reality series
Hit worldwide reality series Love Island is heading to the United States with CBS giving a series order to the dating and competition program.

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner May NOT Get Divorced?? WTF??
Garner's next film, the action movie Peppermint , opens on September 7. Are they not?' And that's true in the reverse, as well. In other words, they'll still be married.

Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl
Supporters and opponents of the death penalty turned out Thursday evening in places around the state. Blinds between the execution room and witnesses were opened at 7:26 p.m.

Monster Hunter World is One of Steam's Biggest New Releases in 2018
With the weekend coming up, it'd be a safe bet to say that those numbers are about to shoot way up. For further information visit the official Steam listing here.

Trump is a bigot who used racial slurs, ex-aide Omarosa says
She once walked in on Trump chewing up a piece of paper and seemingly swallowing it in the Oval Office. The White House has already slammed the book as "riddled with lies and false accusations".

Nike Sued for Sex Discrimination by Former Female Employees
The suit also alleges there was an official outing in 2015 where "scantily clad [female] go-go dancers" were present. The investigation has since led to the ousting of at least 11 executives and a reckoning among those remaining.

Australian woman killed by garbage truck in New York City
Her latest stop had brought her along with friends to NYC , in what was presumably supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. The advocacy group Transportation Alternatives says Lyden's death underscores the need for protected bike lanes.

Trump Calls Omarosa A 'Lowlife' Ahead Of Her Book Release
Along with her "race war" comments Omarosa said, laughing, that "oh yeah, there's some people gettin' it on in the white house". She previously stated in an interview on Friday with NPR that she has heard Trump on an Apprentice tape using the racial slur.

Gerard Pique confirms Spain retirement...despite approach from former coach Luis Enrique
Spain centre-back Gerard Pique confirmed that he had ended a glittering worldwide career on Saturday, saying that the appointment of his former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique would not change his mind.

National Football League investigating deflated ball in Steelers-Eagles game
While Eskin's certainly a loud buffoon, he purports that the NFL is now handling and investigating the football. Unlike with the Patriots, the National Football League is ready to move on from this quickly.