Semifinals now set at women's Rogers Cup after Halep and Svitolina advance
Simona Halep, of Romania, returns the ball against Caroline Garcia, of France, during women's quarter final Rogers Cup tennis action in Toronto on Saturday, August 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:47PM EDT
TORONTO - The semifinals are set at the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament.
Defending champion and second seed Simona Halep of Romania and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine posted quarter-final victories today at Aviva Centre to reach the final four.
Halep beat Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 6-2 and Svitolina topped fourth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Both matches were originally scheduled for Friday evening but rain forced postponements.
Sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will take on American Sloane Stephens in the afternoon semifinal.
Halep and Svitolina will square off in the evening. The final is scheduled for Sunday.