Sport Svitolina ends Halep's title defence in Toronto semis

02:50  13 august  2017
02:50  13 august  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Toronto triumph for Svitolina

  Toronto triumph for Svitolina Elina Svitolina's great year continued as she defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup in Toronto. It was a fifth tournament victory of the season for the Ukrainian, more than any other player on the WTA tour.Having already seen off the likes of Venus Williams, Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza and defending champion Simona Halep, Svitolina needed just 77 minutes to overcome Wozniacki.And the unfortunate Dane has now lost all six of the finals she has contested this year, having previously been the runner-up in Doha, Dubai, Miami, Eastbourne and Bastad.

Toronto (canada) (afp) -. Simona Halep continued her quest to defend her title at the WTA Toronto tournament with a straight sets win, while Elina Svitolina needed three sets to book the last semi -final spot on Saturday.

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Halep-cropped: Rogers Cup champion Simona Halep © Provided by Omnisport Rogers Cup champion Simona Halep

Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina claimed a crushing win over defending champion Simona Halep to reach the Rogers Cup final.

Svitolina caused an upset, dispatching the second seed 6-1 6-1 after just 56 minutes in Toronto Saturday.

Through to her fifth final of the year, after winning titles in Rome, Istanbul, Dubai and Taiwan, Svitolina will meet former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the decider.

It was a gruelling day for Halep and Svitolina at the WTA Premier event, both players having completed quarter-final matches earlier in the day.

Super Svitolina secures Rogers Cup as Wozniacki final hoodoo continues

  Super Svitolina secures Rogers Cup as Wozniacki final hoodoo continues Caroline Wozniacki suffered yet another final defeat on Sunday, as Elina Svitolina claimed her fifth title of the year at the Rogers Cup.Elina Svitolina made it five wins from as many WTA Tour finals in 2017 as she produced a hugely impressive display to beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets and win the Rogers Cup.

He lost just three games the rest of the way to end Djokovic’ s title defense and move into the French Open semis for the second year in a row. Third-seeded Halep won the next three to make the scoreline respectable, but Svitolina wrapped it up 6-3 in rather routine fashion.

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Looking to become the first player in 17 years to claim consecutive Rogers Cup trophies, Halep accounted for Caroline Garcia in straight sets, while Svitolina rallied from a set down to top Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.

And Svitolina – who lost to Halep in the quarter-finals of the French Open – showed no mercy against her highly-fancied opponent from the outset, racing through the opening set.

Halep saved a match point as she broke for 5-1 in the second set but Svitolina was not to be denied in the next game, sealing her passage through to the final as the former fired a forehand into the net.

Pliskova set for Muguruza semi, Halep wins through .
Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza will meet for a spot in the final, while Simona Halep takes on Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati.The WTA Western and Southern Open semi-finals are set after defending champion Karolina Pliskova, Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens advanced to the final four.

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