Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, smiles after defeating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
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August 11, 2017

TORONTO (AP) Caroline Wozniacki outlasted top-ranked Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in a women's quarterfinal Friday at the Rogers Cup.

The start of the match was delayed for more than two hours because of rain and three more weather interruptions followed once play began at Aviva Centre.

In the deciding set, Wozniacki broke at love to get back on serve at 4-4. She held serve and followed with another break to reach the final four at the Toronto event for the first time.

The match ended a little more than five hours after the players took to the court in the early afternoon for the pregame warmup. Actual match time was 2 hours, 56 minutes.

Pliskova, from the Czech Republic, was playing her first tournament as world No. 1.

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