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Rogers Cup: Simona Halep to face Madison Keys in Montreal final

Simona Halep, of Romania, celebrates her victory over Angelique Kerber, of Germany, in women's semifinal Rogers Cup tennis action, in Montreal on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Halep won 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 to move on to the final, taking place on Sunday.
Halep beat Keys in three sets in the fourth round at this year’s Wimbledon

Simona Halep will face Madison Keys in the final of the Rogers Cup after beating Angelique Kerber in three sets.

Romanian Halep, 24, beat the Australian Open champion 6-0 3-6 6-2 to reach the final for the second year running.

American Keys, 21, defeated Kristina Kucova – who knocked out Briton Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals – 6-2 6-1 in the other semi-final in Montreal.

Halep was forced to retire hurt from last year’s final, handing the title to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.

Sunday’s final – which begins at 18:00 BST – is a rematch of the pair’s fourth-round meeting at Wimbledon, which Halep won in three sets.

“She hits the ball very strong,” Halep said of Keys. “Her serve is good. It will be not like today, with many rallies.”

In the men’s final in Toronto, Kei Nishikori will face world number one Novak Djokovic at 21:00 BST.




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