Wozniacki topples top seed Pliskova in QF

  • Wozniacki topples top seed Pliskova in QF

Wozniacki topples top seed Pliskova in QF

"Played against great players, I beat them, and it's just something really incredible and I am very, very exhausted", Svitolina said. "But it was a hard match".

"I thought she started off really strongly and she was attacking and playing really, really well".

Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina claimed a crushing win over defending champion Simona Halep to reach the Rogers Cup final. She was in form during the tiebreaker, firing a service victor to convert her second set point under the warm sun at Aviva Centre.

Wozniacki will next take on Czech world No.1 Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals here on Friday, reports Efe. They had to wait out four rain delays and spent almost three hours on court.

Stephens, who is trying to regain her form after missing nearly a year due to a foot injury, showed flashes of her impressive power game, but she had 41 unforced errors, compared to 11 for Wozniacki. In seesaw games that often went to deuce after long rallies on either player's serve, it was Svitolina's ability to better rebound from the ebbs and flows of the match (as well as Wozniacki's troubles at the net) that proved pivotal.

Wozniacki found her rhythm and managed to continually apply pressure, winning 81 per cent of points on her first serve in the second.

A former top-15 player, Stephens returned to action last month at Wimbledon.

She now has a 9-2 win-loss record in singles finals.

Her first victory of the season came earlier this week and she beat 14th-seeded Petra Kvitova en route to the semifinals. "Yeah, I'm very happy".

As a result, the sixth favorite will have the chance to win his second title in career in the tournament that she had won in 2010. "I guess it's a give and take sometimes and just that I keep myself in these situations is awesome". "And every time I step out on the court, I believe I can win". "Today was very hot, so I've been really struggling".

The young woman of 22-year-old has collected six broken, putting an end to the debate in an hour and 18 minutes.

Wozniacki had lost her opening matches in all four previous appearances on the WTA Tour's Toronto stop.

Czech Lucie Safarova topped Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2 and now awaits the victor of a round-of-16 match pitting German No. 3 seed Angelique Kerber against American Sloane Stephens.

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