Rogers Cup: Caroline Wozniacki beats Sloane Stephens to reach Toronto final

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EPA/WARREN TODACaroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates her win over Sloane Stephens of the United States of America after their semi-final match in the Rogers Cup Women's Tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada, 12 August 2017. She won this tournament in 2010 in Montreal.

The sixth seed claimed a 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 victory at the Aviva Centre in the Canadian city to record her first win over a world number one. She used all of that momentum on Saturday against Stephens, playing aggressive tennis from the start and charging ahead to a 3-0 lead, consolidating it with another break for 5-1.

It was a high-quality tennis match in which Wozniacki established that she is also in the running for the #US Open title which she has missed twice by losing in the finals to Kim Clijsters in 2009 and Serena Williams in 2014.

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Pliskova made three unforced errors in the last game to gift the match to her opponent, whereas, Wozniacki tried to track down as many balls as she could and made sure that Karolina never had it easy on the court.

Speaking after the victory, the 27-year-old said: "Almost every tournament I've played this year there has been a rain delay so at this point I just have to laugh because I feel like it is following me". They now face the daunting task of having to play their semi-final later in the day. "But I came here today and I got ready before this match and I'm really proud that I could play so well". Halep defeated Garcia 6-4, 6-2.