Rain, Wozniacki and Stephens Upsets Mark WTA Toronto on Friday
by Jeremy Davis | August 11th, 2017, 10:52 pm
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Say what, say what, say what, anything can happen at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.


On Friday former No. 1 Carolina Wozniacki beat current No. 1 Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4 to advance into the semifinal after four rain delays.

On Saturday she will meet unseeded American Sloane Stephens, who defeated Czech Lucie Safarova in only her third tournament of 2017 after returning from a foot injury.

“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,” the Woz said. “Every time this year when it has been raining I’ve had a great tournament, so I thought this must be luck.”

The Woz improved to 6-2 career against Pliskova.

Stephens saved three match points against Safarova, winning 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.

“Last week, I was just hoping to win a match at some point and beat someone,” Stephens said after the match. “I would say I turned it around pretty quickly, so I can be proud of that. A lot of work to be done, but obviously, I’m just really happy to be back on the court at this point and winning matches and beating some good players.”

The quarterfinal between No. 2 Simona Halep and Carline Garcia was postponed due to weather, and the quarterfinal between No. 4 Garbine Muguruza and Elina Svitolina was postponed with Muguruza leading 6-4.


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