Tennis news: Ash Barty glides into Canadian Open semi-final
12 August, 2018, 12:22
Top-seeded Halep won four of the match's first five games, and broke Barty twice before the 22-year-old Australian registered her first, and lone, break in the sixth game. The surprise 2017 US Open victor responding by rediscovering the combination of power and unnerving accuracy that had served her well at the start of each set to break straight break and serve out the match with a series of thundering groundstrokes.
The night before, Halep blasted the Women's Tennis Association for giving her hard match times, saying she got the worst schedule in the 56-player event and that "this happens nearly every tournament".
American third seed Stephens surged into Sunday's final against world number one Halep after overpowering Svitolina 6-3, 6-3 in the day's second semi-final.
"I was very sore when I woke up", Halep said. "It's just getting confidence and playing good tennis", Stephens said. Making the finals here is incredible.
"I just went all the way also on her forehand, short, cross, long, everything". She won the last time it was in Montreal in 2016. "I played some slices".
"She's the world number one for a reason but I'm just going to go out there and try to get her". The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set.
The second set was a similar story, with Stephens going 3-1 up after an early break.
Barty grabbed a consolation break of serve to make it 4-2, but was unable to claw back another break as Halep took the first set 6-4. "I played some really tough players. Obviously happy with my performance today".
Ashleigh Barty and Demi Schuurs are through to their second final together as a pair, seeing off the No.7 seeds Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke in straight sets at the Coupe Rogers.
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Maria Sharapova also beat the odds in emphatic style with a 6-0 6-2 win over number 12 seed Daria Kasatkina. But Konta could not continue her momentum as she squared up against number five seed Svitolina in Montreal.
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Those standings will finalize the eight automatic selections following the conclusion of the PGA on Sunday night. Still, Furyk said, "it was nice to get a chance to see both guys play". "He showed a lot of poise".
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The 15th-seeded Barty won 80% of her first serve points and broke Bertens four times as she cruised to victory. Open title defense, beat fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. "I was very sore when I woke up", said Halep.
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