Halep impressive as she moves into quarter-finals in Toronto
Simona Halep continued her impressive run of form as she brushed aside Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-1 to move into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup.
The Romanian, who has now won nine matches in a row since the start of her Wimbledon run, did not drop a service game as she eased to victory in Toronto.
Currently at world number four in the rankings, Halep broke early in the first set to race into a 3-0 lead and could not be hauled back as a second break secured a comfortable 6-2 in the opener.
And she picked up where she left off at the start of the second, winning nine of the last 11 games to breeze into the last eight.
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The Wimbledon champion has won the Rogers Cup in two of the last three years - 2016 and 2018 - beating Sloane Stephens in last year's final.
Now a two-time Grand Slam winner, she will face Marie Bouzkova in the next round - someone she has never played on the WTA tour before.
The winners of that quarter-final will then face either Naomi Osaka or Halep's fellow Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams in the semis.