Top seed Simona Halep is in action on singles semifinal Saturday.
WTA Staff
August 18, 2018

Play starts at 12 noon

CENTER

Petra KVITOVA (CZE) [8] v Kiki BERTENS (NED)

After 1 ATP match

Simona HALEP (ROU) [1] v Aryna SABALENKA (BLR)

After 1 ATP match

Elise MERTENS (BEL) / Demi SCHUURS (NED) [6] or Kaitlyn CHRISTIAN (USA) / Sabrina SANTAMARIA (USA) v Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) / Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) or Lucie HRADECKA (CZE) / Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) [7]

GRANDSTAND

After 2 ATP matches

Elise MERTENS (BEL) / Demi SCHUURS (NED) [6] v Kaitlyn CHRISTIAN (USA) / Sabrina SANTAMARIA (USA) 

STADIUM 3

After 2 ATP matches

Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) / Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) v Lucie HRADECKA (CZE) / Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) [7]

MATCH POINTS

The weather in Cincinnati today will be changeable, with thunderstorms expected throughout the day.

Simona Halep is on a quest to go one better than last year here, when she finished as runner-up to Garbiñe Muguruza, losing 6-1, 6-0 in the final.

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Kiki Bertens and Petra Kvitova played each other in last week's Rogers Cup Round of 16, when the Dutchwoman won 6-3, 6-2. The World No.8 has won their other two clashes, though, on clay in Madrid earlier this year, and at Wimbledon back in 2015.

Halep has played Aryna Sabalenka once before - earlier this year in Shenzhen. The Romanian won 6-2, 6-2.