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Third head of series, Sloane Stephens has not yet granted any round since the beginning of the tournament.
The American Sloane Stephens has continued its work of demolition at the tournament of women’s tennis, Rogers Cup, eliminating the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.
The American 25-year-old has taken control of the match by winning the first five games of the round initial with three breaks. She began the second round with another break, which she has jealously protected until she achieves another in the seventh game. She has performed the work in just 69 minutes.
In the semi-final on Saturday, Stephens will compete with the winner of the clash between the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, 5th head series, and the Belgian Elise Mertens, ranked 14th.
Third head of series, Stephens has not yet granted any round since the beginning of the tournament and only spent 6 hours 24 minutes on the court this week. This includes the 2: 25 a.m. in the double in the company of the Montreal’s Eugenie Bouchard.
The two good friends should also take part in the quarter-finals of the doubles later on Friday against the Taiwanese Latisha Chan and the Russian Ekaterina Makarova.
In principle, this game against the second seeded double should start around 18: 30 on the national Bank court.
Barty with ease
Earlier in the day, the Australian Ashleigh Barty won her ticket to the semi-finals thanks to a victory still more expeditious, 6-3, 6-1, against the Dutch Kiki Bertens, in just 55 minutes.
Fifteenth-seeded, Barty has resolved the service Bertens from the eighth game, immediately after you requested the presence of her coach during a change of sides.
While the score was 4-3 for Barty, the Australian has used the first ball to break the game when Bertens sent a backhand into the net.
Barty has added three breaks in the second round, including during the decisive game. She did not encounter any ball breakage, and, in the service, she did not give ten points to 43.
Barty will face on Saturday the winner of the match between the Romanian Simona Halep, world number one, and the French Caroline Garcia. This clash will launch the evening session on Friday.