Wozniacki upsets top-ranked Pliskova
In Toronto, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki outlasted top-ranked Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in a raindelayed quarterfinal at the Rogers Cup.
Next up will be a Saturday matchup with American Sloane Stephens, who beat Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 before the rain returned in the evening.
Pliskova, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic, was playing her first tournament as the world No. 1.
Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal and was joined later Friday by Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who followed his upset of Rafael Nadal with another three-set victory.
The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ontario, beat France’s Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Shapovalov beat Juan Martin del Potro in the second round and then knocked off the top-seeded Nadal in a third-set tiebreaker on Thursday.
The second-seeded Federer continued his mastery over 12th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. The 36-year-old Swiss will next face unseeded Dutchman Robin Haase, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 winner over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.
Neymar is expected to make his debut with Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday in the small Brittany town of Guingamp after French soccer authorities finally received the Brazil star’s international transfer certificate from his former team, Barcelona.
Morocco will bid to host the 2026 World Cup, with its announcement coming on FIFA’s deadline for application, Friday. Morocco’s last-minute move takes on the joint bid by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
It’s the North African kingdom’s fifth attempt at hosting the World Cup.
Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, putting himself in good position to try for his first Cup victory at his home state’s track.
Joey Logano qualified second, followed by Kevin Harvick.