Wozniacki ends Stephens' Toronto run, roars into final

Rogers Cup: Caroline Wozniacki advances to semis

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the WTA Toronto final on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over a resurgent American Sloane Stephens.

The No.6-seeded Dane broke six times on nine opportunities and won half of her first-serve return points (17 lf 34) as well as 13 of 17 second-serve return points to cause problems for Stephens all day.

Wozniacki will face the victor of Saturday night's semifinal between defending champion and No. 2 seed Simona Halep of Romania and No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

Wozniacki was 5-1 down in the first set and 4-2 down in the third, but recovered on both occasions to seal her place in the next round.

The pair took to the court early Saturday morning after Friday's rain delays forced the quarter-finals to stretch into a second day.

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Having dropped only one game in her victory over Barbora Strycova, Halep was a convincing victor once again as she eased past Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-2.

Wozniacki is a 2010 Rogers Cup victor.

Svitolina resumed her quarter-final with Garbine Muguruza trailing by a set, but turned things around superbly to beat the Wimbledon champion 4-6 6-4 6-3.

After beating Spain's Rafael Nadal yesterday, the 18-year-old wild card entry overcame Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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