Sport Tennis-Halep downs Pegula to reach Canadian Open final
Ymer ousts Murray in Washington opener as Halep, Pegula win
Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray of Britain crashed out in the opening round of the ATP and WTA Washington Open on Monday, falling to Sweden's Mikael Ymer. The 35-year-old Scotsman fell to 115th-ranked Ymer 7-6 (10/8), 4-6, 6-1 after two hours and 50 minutes in the US Open hardcourt tuneup event. Ymer, who lost his only career ATP final last August in Winston-Salem, will next face 15th seed Aslan Karatsev. World number 50 Murray, theThe 35-year-old Scotsman fell to 115th-ranked Ymer 7-6 (10/8), 4-6, 6-1 after two hours and 50 minutes in the US Open hardcourt tuneup event.
(Reuters) - Simona Halep overcame some shaky serving to beat American Jessica Pegula 2-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the Canadian Open final in Toronto, where she will face either Karolina Pliskova or Beatriz Haddad Maia for the title on Sunday.
Pegula put pressure on Halep's serve at the outset of the match and wrapped up the 35-minute first set with an ace.
But a loose service game early in the second set, capped by a unforced backhand error, gave the Romanian two-time Grand Slam champion a 3-1 lead as frustration began to mount in her less experienced opponent.
Halep broke at love for a 3-2 lead in the third set and hung on to claim her 37th victory of the year despite producing 10 double faults and putting less than 60% of her first serves into play.
Big-serving Czech Pliskova and unseeded Brazilian Haddad Maia play their semifinal later on Saturday.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll in San Francisco; editing by Clare Fallon)
Tennis - WTA - Cincinnati: Halep again injured .
© Panoramic Simona Halep forced to package before her match against Russian Kudermetova, Wednesday in the 2nd round in Cincinnati, while she stayed on a title, week Last in Toronto, Simona Halep was injured again. The Romanian suffers from a problem with a disturbing thigh at the dawn of the US Open. Simona Halep (30 years old) again caught up in physical seeds.