Toronto: Romanian No 2 seed Simona Halep advanced to the final of the WTA Rogers Cup on Saturday defeating Italy’s Sara Errani 6-4, 6-4.
Halep will play for her 12th career title and fourth of the year in Sunday’s championship match against Swiss teen Belinda Bencic who beat World No 1 Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the other semi-final.
Halep fell behind 0-2 then roared back to win the next four games, breaking twice to seize the lead and holding at love for a 4-2 edge. She held twice more to claim the first set in 43 minutes, taking advantage of 19 unforced errors by Errani.
“It was difficult to manage he tension. I felt the pressure,” said Halep.