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Halep routs Barty to reach Montreal final

Halep routs Barty to reach Montreal final

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 Rogers Cup final for the third time in four years. She won the last time it was in Montreal in 2016. Halep complained Friday about playing the first semifinal day after two straight night matches. She contended she has the worst schedule in the 56-player event and "this happens almost every tournament."

Despite playing on only 15 hours rest, Halep was in control from the outset against the 15th-seeded Barty, eliminating the Australian in 71 minutes.

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