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MONTREAL | Halep, weary and aching, gains Rogers Cup final in Montreal

MONTREAL — A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, defeated Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 Saturday to reach the final of the women’s Rogers Cup. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the winner of the semifinal between third-seeded Sloane Stephens and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina. Halep has reached the … Continue reading MONTREAL | Halep, weary and aching, gains Rogers Cup final in Montreal

Svitolina defends Italian Open title as Halep injured again

ROME (AP) — Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title. Just like in last year’s final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury. The top-ranked Romanian called a trainer onto the court for an apparent back problem while trailing 2-3 in the second … Continue reading Svitolina defends Italian Open title as Halep injured again