Svitolina ends Halep's title defence in Toronto semis

Defending Champ Halep Rolls In Toronto QFs; Pliskova v Wozniacki Friday

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Same hotel as before?

Svitolina broke Halep six times.

"For this to be my third tournament back and playing like this, I mean I really couldn't ask for anything more", she said. Osaka had to retire from the match after winning a second-set tiebreaker with an abdominal injury. "Overall, I think the match was much longer than just the hours on the court".

"I think I was moving very well and retrieving and just trying to stay aggressive when I could", Wozniacki said.

Two other quarterfinals were postponed until Saturday. Wozniacki hopes to win her 26th career title and first since the 2016 Hong Kong Tennis Open.

"The same thing today, I just really went out and played my game". "Even my serves, even some of the groundstrokes. I just didn't feel the ball, and I couldn't play".

Interestingly, Svitolina is 4-0 in WTA finals this season - the most championships on the tour.

She matched her powerful groundstrokes and started going for more winners to take the momentum.

"It has been a really great year", Wozniacki said after improving to 46-15 on the season. She smashed her racket into the court when another miscue gave Wozniacki a 6-5 edge.

Wozniacki can get some free points off of her serve too, something that is lacking in Svitolina's game and could hurt her chances in the final. So I tried just to have a better feeling in the end of the match but. I was used to the lefty serve so that helped me a bit.

Safarova and Strycova were scheduled to play again in the late evening match against eighth-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic. During the battle of 1 h 23 min, she managed four aces and made one double fault, in addition to putting 66 % of his first service game. Wozniacki won 6-2 6-3.

"Of course I'm a little bit exhausted", Svitolina said in a post-match television interview.

"That's really the way I think". However, Caroline then fought her way from 2-4 down in the third to win 6-4.

Wozniacki has reached five finals this season and now holds the No. 6 position.

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