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Sports Sloane Stephens cruises into Rogers Cup semifinals

23:06  10 august  2018
23:06  10 august  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Ashleigh Barty and Sloane Stephens reached the semifinals of the women's Rogers Cup with straight sets victories on Friday. American Sloane Stephens , pictured at an earlier Rogers Cup match, defeated Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals in Montreal on Friday.

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday, beating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2. MOSCOW (AP) Anastasija Sevastova reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.

Sloane Stephens wearing a hat: American Sloane Stephens, pictured at an earlier Rogers Cup match, defeated Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals in Montreal on Friday.© Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press American Sloane Stephens, pictured at an earlier Rogers Cup match, defeated Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals in Montreal on Friday.

Ashleigh Barty and Sloane Stephens reached the semifinals of the women's Rogers Cup with straight sets victories on Friday in Montreal.

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Barty, the 15th seed, posted a 6-4, 6-1 quarterfinal victory Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, while third-seeded Stephens cruised past Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-2, 6-2.

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World No. 3 Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday, beating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2. The 25-year-old Stephens , ranked No. 3 in the world, won a hard-court title in Miami in March and lost the French Open final to top-ranked Simona Halep.

Sloane Stephens continued her strong run through the field at the Rogers Cup in Montreal by defeating Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2 She’s back in the semifinals at the event after losing there to Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki last year. Stephens , the reigning US Open champion, struck

Barty will next play the winner of a quarter-final later Friday between top-seeded Simona Halep and sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia. Sloane will face the winner between defending champion and fifth seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina and 14th-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium.

Barty, a 22-year-old Australian, has won her last six hardcourt matches, including a pair of Fed Cup victories. She is coming off an excellent grasscourt season in which she won 12 matches, including a tournament title in Nottingham.

Bertens fell short of posting a third straight win over a seeded player after ousting Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova in the last two rounds.

Sevastova was among Stephen's victims when the American posted her first grand slam win at last year's U.S. Open.

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