Woz­ni­acki cruises

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Caro­line Woz­ni­acki cruised into the Rogers Cup fi­nal with a 6-2, 6-3 vic­tory over Sloane Stephens on Sat­ur­day in Toronto. Woz­ni­acki, the No. 6 seed from Den­mark, will play ei­ther de­fend­ing cham­pion and sec­ond seed Si­mona Halep of Ro­ma­nia or fifth-seeded Elina Svi­tolina of Ukraine in to­day’s fi­nal. Halep and Svi­tolina were sched­uled to play Sat­ur­day night af­ter win­ning rain-de­layed quar­ter­fi­nal matches in the morn­ing. Wet weather ham­pered the pro­ceed­ings at the WTA Tour Premier 5 event for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive day. The af­ter­noon semi­fi­nal was briefly de­layed in the sec­ond set. Woz­ni­acki knocked off top-ranked Karolina Pliskova on Fri­day just over five hours af­ter they started warmups. They had to wait out four rain de­lays and spent nearly three hours on court. Stephens, who is try­ing to re­gain her form af­ter miss­ing al­most a year due to a foot in­jury, showed flashes of her im­pres­sive power game. But she had 41 un­forced er­rors, com­pared to 11 for Woz­ni­acki.

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