On Saturday, world no. 15 Simona Halep of Romania will play Jessica Pegula of the United States in the semifinal of the 2022 WTA Canadian Open.
7 in the world Jessica Pegula defeated Yulia Putintseva in straight sets in the quarterfinal on Friday to advance to the Canadian Open semifinals for the second year in a row. Pegula, who lost to Camila Giorgi, the champion from the previous year, in the semifinals in 2021, put on a commanding performance on Friday. While breaking the Kazakh once in the first set and twice in the second to defeat the World No. 46, 6-3, 6-3, in an hour and 21 minutes, she saved the only break point she had in the match. Pegula, the tournament’s seventh-seeded player, started her challenge with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Asia Muhammad in the second round. In the Round of 16, Pegula got back at Camila Giorgi, beating the Italian 3-6, 6-0, 7-5. 28-year-old who has won one WTA championship, has made it to one final this year, which she lost to Ons Jabeur at the WTA 1000 in Madrid. Additionally, she reached the Miami semifinals and the quarterfinals of the Australian and French Opens.
Simona Halep, the world’s No. 15, ended Coco Gauff‘s valiant tournament run to go to her sixth season quarterfinal. After Friday’s victory, the 30-year-old Romanian raised her record for the year to 36-10. She reached the last four this week without dropping a set in the first four rounds thanks to her excellent play this week. In the first round, Halep easily defeated Donna Veki 6-0, 6-2 before eliminating Zhang Shuai of China 6-4, 6-2 in the second. She defeated Jil Teichmann 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals, then on Friday, she outlasted Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) in a match that lasted an hour and 48 minutes. Halep, a 23-time champion after 41 finals, made it to her only final of the year at the Melbourne Summer Set before taking home the trophy. Halep has won the Canadian Open twice, in 2016 and in 2018. She was a finalist in 2015 as well. Can she advance to a fourth Rogers Cup championship game?
Jessica Pegula and Simona Halep are scheduled to face one another in the semifinal of the 2022 Canadian Open on Saturday, August 13. The tournament is scheduled to run from August 8 till August 15.
The 2022 edition of the Canadian Open is set to begin from August 8 and go on until August 15. The men’s final is scheduled to be on August 15 and the women’s one is set to be held on August 14. There will be six rounds of play in the main draw excluding the qualifiers.
|Round of 64||August 8|
|Round of 32||August 10|
|Round of 16||August 11|
|Final||August 14 (Women’s), August 15 (Men’s)|
|Country||Where to watch|
|UK||Amazon Prime Video|