Mon­treal ti­tle goes to Halep

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - SCOREBOARD -

MON­TREAL (AP) — Topranked Si­mona Halep out­lasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 on Sun­day to win her sec­ond Rogers Cup ti­tle.

The 26-year-old Ro­ma­nian star also won the hard-court event that ro­tates be­tween Toronto and Mon­treal in 2016 in Mon­treal.

In a re­match of Halep’s French Open fi­nal vic­tory, she over­came Stephens in the match that had 15 ser­vice breaks. Halep has won her last six meet­ings with the 25-year-old Amer­i­can. Stephens, pre­par­ing for her U.S. Open ti­tle de­fense, is 0-8 against No. 1-ranked play­ers.

Halep won her third ti­tle of the year and 18th over­all.

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