Bouzkova advances in Toronto as Wimbledon champ Halep retires


TORONTO, Canada, Aug 10, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Wimbledon champion Simona Halep
retired injured after dropping the first set of her WTA quarter-final match
in Toronto to Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova.

Romania’s Halep, the defending Canadian champion who beat 23-time Grand
Slam winner Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final last month, had dropped
the first set 6-4 when she called for the trainer to look at her left foot or
ankle, soon deciding to call it a night.

Bouzkova, who raced to a 4-0 lead then lost four straight games before
winning the last two, will face Williams for a place in the final of the US
Open tune-up event.