Wozniacki, Pliskova, Halep advance to Toronto quarters
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Aug 14, 2017,
Aug 14, 2017, 0:22
She had to play two matches on Saturday after her Friday quarterfinal was postponed due to rain.
The trend continued in the third set as each player broke in turn before Svitolina eventually held at 3-2.
Elina Svitolina captured her fifth championship this year, and first-ever Rogers Cup title, with a dominating straight-sets victory over Caroline Wozniacki Sunday afternoon at Aviva Centre in Toronto. Svitolina hopes to win her fifth title of the season and her ninth title of her career.
Roger Federer on Saturday raised his game to another level at the ATP Montreal Masters beating Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to reach the final.
It will between Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and Ukraine's Elina Svitolina. She also claimed Dubai over Wozniacki, and Rome, which was impacted by Simona Halep rolling her ankle in the final.
Pliskova seemed unsettled by the stoppages as Wozniacki claimed her first win against a world number one, and her reward will now be a clash against Sloane Stephens or Lucie Safarova in the semi-finals.
The 10th-seeded Pole did not help her cause by putting just 49 percent of her first serves in play over the course of the one-hour, 18-minute match.
"I'm happy, most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals", Federer said, per ATPWorldTour.com. Osaka had to retire from the match after winning a second-set tiebreaker with an abdominal injury. Svitolina is coming off quite a semifinal match in which she won 59 percent of her return points and managed to beat two top-10 players in the same day. "Today was very hot, so I've been really struggling". "To be in this final once again, it really feels incredible and I feel like I have been playing really good tennis". As long as the defensive effort is there, Wozniacki has to like her chances to win her first title of the 2017 season. Second-seeded Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan and Switzerland's Martina Hingis dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to eighth-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic.More news: Venezuela crisis enters new phase with Sunday vote