Simona Halep (15th of the WTA ranking) He had to struggle to get into the Toronto WTA 1000 Final: after a exciting 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4 beat Jessica Pegula (7th) in the semifinals and will now go for his third title in Canada. In addition, he has already made sure to return to the Top Ten starting next Monday.
The game had two completely opposite sides. In the first set, the American was loose and was decisive in each of her attacks, while the Romanian looked tired and practically without energy after the quarterfinal match against Cori Gauff (11th).
But the turning point came from the second quarter. He little by little he regained his confidence from the service and his game from the bottom began to be more aggressive. When she wanted to agree, she had already leveled the match at one set a side. In the third, he continued along the same path and despite the fact that at the end it was more complicated than expected, he made it.
Halep will play a new final in Toronto after four years, at that time Montreal tournament. She was champion twice: first in 2016 and then in 2018. Now, wait for the winner between the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (24th) and the Czech Karolina Pliskova (14th). If she manages to be crowned, she will be the new No. 6 in the world.