Halep makes it to the final in Toronto

Simona Halep (15th in the world), two-time winner of the Canada Open, qualified for the final of the WTA 1000 in Toronto on Saturday, overthrowing 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 the American Jessica Pegula ( 7th). The 30-year-old Romanian, who won in 2016 and 2018, editions then played in Montreal, after being a first time finalist in Toronto in 2015, will be opposed to the Czech Karolina Pliskova (14th or the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia ( 24th), for what will be his 18th final of a WTA 1000, on the road to a possible 9th crowned.

The Former world No.1 (in 2017), who was playing her 29th semi-final of a WTA 1000, ended up speaking about her experience, after resisting the very attacking start of the match from Pegula, half -finalist of the event last year in Montreal and who was hoping to win a second title in 2022 after the Washington tournament in 2019. Annoyed at the start of the match by her unforced errors, in particular her 3rd and 4th double faults which had to Each time offered a break to his opponent, Halep, semi-finalist of the last Wimbledon, recovered after the loss of the first set.

Halep finished the job after 2h14

The one who had not lost a set of the tournament, knew how to make the exchanges last and Pegula to make a few mistakes. Managed to escape 4-1, the Romanian had to erase four break points to then remove the set. In the more consistent third set, Halep continued on her favorite to escape 5-2, but with courage Pegula unbroken, then saved two match points on her serve. Finally it was on his third opportunity that Halep finished the job after 2h14.

The other semi-final pits Karolina Pliskova against Beatriz Haddad Maia. The 26-year-old Brazilian, who offered herself the scalp of the world No.1 Iga Swiatek in 8th, is experiencing a late emergence on the circuit, since she has won three tournaments this year, in Saint-Malo, Birmingham and Nottingham . The 30-year-old Czech, finalist at the Canada Open last year in Montreal, is looking for a 17th title on the circuit.

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