Wozniacki, who has the most wins on the WTA Tour this year, is looking for her first tournament title of the year in her sixth final appearance. A 2010 Rogers Cup champion in Montreal, Wozniacki switched hotels and drivers this week in an effort to put an end to her T.O. slump. The loss snapped a streak in Canada that had seen her reach back-to-back finals in 2015-2016.
Wozniacki's road to the semi-finals included a victory over world number one Karolina Pliskova.
"I got back to the hotel at like 12 (a.m.) and went to sleep at 1". Wozniacki defeated Stephens 6-2, 6-3.
Elina Svitolina's advance planning could use some work, but her tennis game is in excellent shape.
Inclement weather wreaked havoc on the match, as the start was delayed for more than two hours because of rain while three more interruptions ensued once play began.
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The challenge should be stiffer for both players in the final than it was in the semis.
"Yesterday was really tough, waiting like six or seven hours here on site so I was a little bit exhausted", Halep said. "It's really hard to get to Cincinnati and there's no tickets, so I needed to get them". Halep defeated Garcia 6-4, 6-2. "After that, I feel like I stepped a little bit closer to the line just to try and take away a little bit of time".
"It was a very tough match for me mentally because it was the second time I was playing on this court today", said Svitolina.
"I just tried to stay steady, tried to take the ball on the rise and try to stay aggressive when I could and keep my serves aggressive too".