Wozniacki beats Stephens to reach Rogers Cup women's tennis final

Wozniacki beats Stephens to reach Rogers Cup women's tennis final

Halep and Svitolina will square off Saturday night at Aviva Centre after winning their rain-delayed quarter-final matches earlier in the day.

In other quarterfinal matches, defending champion and second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania faced off with Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia while fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine challenged fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza. Wozniacki defeated Stephens 6-2, 6-3.

Wozniacki had to battle several rain delays, with four in total causing problems on Friday, but she was able to maintain her composure and secure a 7-5 6-7 (3) 6-4 victory. "It's really hard to get to Cincinnati and there's no tickets, so I needed to get them".

Wozniacki, who has the most wins on the WTA Tour this year, is looking for her first tournament title of the year in her sixth final appearance.

Wozniacki, who is the sixth seed, defeated unseeded Sloane Stephens in her semifinal match 6-2, 6-3.

The challenge should be stiffer for both players in the final than it was in the semis.

Asked if the 0-5 record in finals this year weighs on her mind, Wozniacki chuckled and said, "No, not unless I get asked about it. And I think it was closer than what the scoreline showed". "I just didn't feel the ball, and I couldn't play". It's just tough to play her in these conditions. "I need some time to analyze this day (Saturday) and then move into final (Sunday), which is really soon".

Plíšková was playing in her first event since moving to the top of the world rankings last month.