Halep in the final of the Rogers Cup after beating Barty in straight sets

Simona Halep celebrates after securing her 6-4, 6-1 win in the Rogers Cup semifinal

World number 1 Simona Halep reached the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty.

The main favorite, who won the Montreal title in 2016, won seven of the last eight matches, by claiming a direct victory over the 22-year-old Australian in one hour and 11 minutes.

"I think I played smart tennis today," said Halep, who broke Barty twice in the first five games of the first set.

Simona Halep celebrates after securing her 6-4, 6-1 win in the Rogers Cup semifinal

Simona Halep celebrates after securing her 6-4, 6-1 win in the Rogers Cup semifinal

Halep, the world number 1, won in Montreal in 2016 and will now face Sloane Stephens in the final

Halep, the world number 1, won in Montreal in 2016 and will now face Sloane Stephens in the final

Halep, the world number 1, won in Montreal in 2016 and will now face Sloane Stephens in the final

"I just did the whole tour also on his right-hand shot, short, cross, long, everything." I played some slices.

"I think the game was a very good level of tennis, even if the pace was a bit mixed."

Halep, quoted on the WTA website, added: "I just want to give my best tomorrow and enjoy the final because it's great after a long break to play the final in a big tournament."

In the second semifinal on Saturday, defending champion Elina Svitolina, the number five seed, suffered a consecutive loss to the current US Open champion. UU., Sloane Stephens.

The number three seed advanced to his third final of 2018, which will be a reunion of his confrontation of the French Open with Halep in June.

The faltering start of Svitolina saw her give away her first two services as Sloane led her to 4-0.

There was a crowded crowd on the Stage IGA court to watch the semifinals of the Rogers Cup

There was a crowded crowd on the Stage IGA court to watch the semifinals of the Rogers Cup

There was a crowded crowd on the Stage IGA court to watch the semifinals of the Rogers Cup

Stephens is the third seed in the competition and beat Elina Svitolina to reserve her last position

Stephens is the third seed in the competition and beat Elina Svitolina to reserve her last position

Stephens is the third seed in the competition and beat Elina Svitolina to reserve her last position

The Ukrainian finally made sure in the ninth game to take a break, but the outbreak was ephemeral and she lost her serve again and with it the set.

With a 6-3 lead, Stephens kept his opponent at work, breaking into the fourth game of the second set to fill a 3-1 lead.

Down but not out, Svitolina fought during a 13-minute game in which he led his opponent to three break points, but could not convert.

He finally managed to break the American in the seventh, but Stephens responded with his and finally closed the match 6-3 6-3.

(function() {
var _fbq = window._fbq || (window._fbq = []);
if (!_fbq.loaded) {
var fbds = document.createElement(‘script’);
fbds.async = true;
fbds.src = “http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbds.js”;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0];
s.parentNode.insertBefore(fbds, s);
_fbq.loaded = true;
}
_fbq.push([‘addPixelId’, ‘1401367413466420’]);
})();
window._fbq = window._fbq || [];
window._fbq.push([“track”, “PixelInitialized”, {}]);
.