Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Rogers Cup

Rogers Cup: Caroline Wozniacki advances to semis

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki will try to win her first title of 2017 after reaching her sixth final with victory over Sloane Stephens at the Rogers Cup. She will play defending champion and second seed Simona Halep of Romania or fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in Sunday's final.

Wozniacki was 5-1 down in the first set and 4-2 down in the third, but recovered on both occasions to seal her place in the next round.

The first set witnessed a spectacular change in fortune when Caroline Wozniacki, down 1-5, won six games in a row to win 7-5. The afternoon semifinal was briefly delayed in the second set.

Svitolina resumed her quarter-final with Garbine Muguruza trailing by a set, but turned things around superbly to beat the Wimbledon champion 4-6 6-4 6-3.

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Pliskova made three unforced errors in the last game to gift the match to her opponent, whereas, Wozniacki tried to track down as many balls as she could and made sure that Karolina never had it easy on the court. They now face the daunting task of having to play their semi-final later in the day.

Wozniacki, the 2010 champion, needed 80 minutes to eliminate Stephens and reach her sixth final of 2017.

"Yesterday was really tough, waiting like six or seven hours here on site so I was a little bit exhausted", Halep said.

After beating Spain's Rafael Nadal yesterday, the 18-year-old wild card entry overcame Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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