•   
  •   

Sport Halep defeats Garcia to reach semi-final in Montreal

08:05  11 august  2018
08:05  11 august  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Serena Williams out of Montreal tourney for personal reasons

  Serena Williams out of Montreal tourney for personal reasons Serena Williams has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons. The tournament announced Williams' withdrawal on Saturday.The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.The 36-year-old Williams was the runner-up at Wimbledon last month. That was just her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby in September and dealing with a health scare related to blood clots.The year's last major tournament, the U.S. Open, starts on Aug. 27.

(Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep sent Caroline Garcia packing for the second consecutive year at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a 7-5 6-1 win to set up a semi - final showdown with Ashleigh Barty on Saturday.

Saturday’s semi - final will mark the first career meeting between Halep and Barty. American Sloane Stephens faced little resistance in her 6-2 6-2 win over Latvia’s With the win Stephens advances to her second consecutive Rogers Cup semi - final after falling to Caroline Wozniacki last year.

Simona Halep with a racket in front of a crowd: Tennis: Rogers Cup© REUTERS Tennis: Rogers Cup Top seed Simona Halep sent Caroline Garcia packing for the second consecutive year at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a 7-5 6-1 win to set up a semi-final showdown with Ashleigh Barty on Saturday.

The French Open champion showed no signs of fatigue following her marathon three-set win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Wednesday, running down balls to extend points and wear down the slower Garcia.

Zero interest credit cards
Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020
Find out more on Finder
Sponsored by Finder.com.au

After a shaky start Halep won three straight games to take the first set and dominated the second set behind pinpoint serving and stout defense.

Kuznetsova mauls Petkovic to breeze into final

  Kuznetsova mauls Petkovic to breeze into final Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova dropped just four games to reach her first WTA final in over a year as the Russian defeated Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Citi Open in Washington on Saturday. Kuznetsova, the former world number two, said she was surprised how well she played as she continues to comeback from last November's wrist surgery."I didn't expect such a good result so fast, because I haven't been playing so well after my injury, after my surgery, so it took me some time to get back," Kuznetsova, who was injured at last year's U .S. Open, told WTATennis.com.

(Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep sent Caroline Garcia packing for the second consecutive year at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a 7-5 6-1 win to set up a semi - final showdown with Ashleigh Barty on Saturday.

Top seed Simona Halep sent Caroline Garcia packing for the second consecutive year at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a 7-5 6-1 win to Aug 10, 2018; Montreal , Quebec, Canada; Simona Halep of Romania hits a shot against Caroline Garcia of France (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup

Next up for Halep is Australian Barty, who strolled to a 6-3 6-1 win over Kiki Bertens in their quarter-final match earlier in the day.

The 15th-seeded Barty won 80 percent of her first serve points and broke Bertens four times as she cruised to victory.

Saturday's semi-final will mark the first career meeting between Halep and Barty.

American Sloane Stephens faced little resistance in her 6-2 6-2 win over Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in a match that took a little over an hour to complete.

With the win Stephens advances to her second consecutive Rogers Cup semi-final after falling to Caroline Wozniacki last year.

The 25-year-old U.S. Open champion will look to add her second hard court title of the year after she won the Miami Open in March.

But to do so she will have to get past defending champion Elina Svitolina after she dispatched Elise Mertens 7-5 6-3 on Friday.

The fifth-seeded Ukrainian fired five aces and won 71 percent of her first serve points to book her ticket to the semis.

Truck driver charged after Corrigin crash killed mother, 10yo boy .
Police charge the driver of a semi-trailer which crashed into a parked car near Corrigin in Western Australia's Wheatbelt, leaving a mother and her 10-year-old son dead. The truck was travelling east along the Brookton-Corrigin Road on Sunday night when it collided with the sedan and a trailer it had been towing, about 28 kilometres from Corrigin.The car had run out of petrol and its driver had left to walk to Corrigin to get fuel, leaving his partner and four children sitting in the parked vehicle on the side of the road.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!