Wozniacki Reaches 6th Final of 2017 with Win over Stephens in Toronto

Wozniacki Reaches 6th Final of 2017 with Win over Stephens in Toronto

And on Saturday, it was Wozniacki who found comfort in a straight-set win as she sent Stephens packing with a tidy 6-2, 6-3 triumph.

Elina Svitolina crushed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Toronto WTA trophy on Sunday, capturing her fifth title of 2017 and her second final of the season over the former world number one. She was in form during the tiebreaker, firing a service victor to convert her second set point under the warm sun at Aviva Centre.

The 10th-seeded Pole did not help her cause by putting just 49 percent of her first serves in play over the course of the one-hour, 18-minute match.

Stephens, who is trying to regain her form after missing nearly a year due to a foot injury, showed flashes of her impressive power game. She also claimed Dubai over Wozniacki, and Rome, which was impacted by Simona Halep rolling her ankle in the final. Furthermore, Pliskova, as the current World No. 1, is the one who has won more big matches in the previous year.

"Today, I was very focused and I learned a lot from that experience, which of course was very painful".

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Stephens did not have high expectations for this summer and was quite pleased to reach the final four.

The match ended just over five hours after the players took to the court in the early afternoon for the pregame warmup.

She beat ninth-ranked Venus Williams in the third round, topped No. 4 Garbine Muguruza in a rain-delayed quarterfinal Saturday morning and downed No. 2 Simona Halep on Saturday night.

Meeting Wozniacki in Sunday's title tilt will be Svitolina, who coasted past Halep following a three-set quarterfinal win over Muguruza. "So I'm super happy with that". The finalist is to take home US$243,920.

"It has been a really great year", Wozniacki said after improving to 46-15 on the season. So I just had to really think of that.

"I'm not old but I've been on tour for many years", she said. This is a quick turnaround that will really test the 22-year-old.