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The Danish Caroline Wozniacki has disposed of the American Sloane Stephens in two sets of 6-2 and 6-3, Saturday in Toronto, in the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup.
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.
Wozniacki has totaled six breaks at the expense of its rival, 24-year-old. During the battle of 1 h 23 min, she managed four aces and made one double fault, in addition to putting 66 % of his first service game.
The one that has dominated 62-45 for the number of points obtained will be in search of their first victory in six presences in the final of a tournament in the WTA list, this season.
Wozniacki will be opposed in the final in the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. This last has easily defeated the Romanian Simona Halep in two identical sets of 6-1.
The two players have had a busy day, while Svitolina, the fifth head of series, has had the upper hand on Spanish Garbine Muguruza in the quarter-finals in a duel that lasted more than 2 h. Halep, who is the defending champion of the event, for its part, defeated the French Caroline Garcia in two sets of 6-4 and 6-2, before lowering the flag in front of Svitolina later in the evening.
Halep, who advanced to second on the world ranking, has seemed to lack energy, winning just 43 percent of his first balls-of-service, compared to 84 % for her rival, who also racked up two aces.
The winner has broke the service of his opponent six times in 11 attempts.
Svitolina will win Sunday a ninth title in his career on the circuit of the WTA tour.
The end for Dabrowski
In doubles, Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko have been eliminated by the Czech Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova in two sets of 7-5 and 6-3 in the quarter-finals.
The two pairs have exchanged no less than 12 breaks, of which seven belonged to the winners, who dominated 68-55 in the exchanges.