Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Barty, Schuurs power into Montreal doubles final

Sloane Stephens Montreal 2018 Tennis news: Ash Barty glides into Canadian Open semi-final
Andrew Wong | 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.

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"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.

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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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Now college basketball players can work with an NCAA-certified agent while testing the waters of declaring for the NBA draft. They are willing parties in this, Gavitt said. "We're not in a position to try to say who gets an agent and who does not'".

"I'm disappointed with my singles".

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