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Muguruza to meet Halep in Cincinnati final

Muguruza to meet Halep in Cincinnati final
By Reuters

19/08/2017 at 19:30Updated 19/08/2017 at 22:41

Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza beat top seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2 in the semi-final of the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

Wimbledon champion Muguruza proved much stronger on serve than the defending champion, advancing to Sunday's final in less than 80 minutes.

The Spaniard ended a run of six consecutive defeats against Czech Pliskova.

Muguruza will play either Romanian Simona Halep or American Sloane Stephens in the final.

In the day's second match, Simona Halep qualified for the final with a victory over home favourite Sloane Stephens.

The Romanian, ranked number 2 in the world, won 6-2 6-1.

Aug 19 - Results from the Cincinnati Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday

2-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-2 6-1

4-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 1-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2