Sloane Stephens reaches Rogers Cup semifinals

Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates her victory over Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tou

Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates her victory over Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tou

Sloane Stephens of the United States returns to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, A

Sloane Stephens of the United States returns to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, A

Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates her victory over Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tou

Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates her victory over Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tou

Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia reacts as she faces Sloane Stephens of the United States during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament

Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia reacts as she faces Sloane Stephens of the United States during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament

Sloane Stephens of the United States serves to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, Au

Sloane Stephens of the United States serves to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, Au

Sloane Stephens of the United States returns to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, A

Sloane Stephens of the United States returns to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during quarterfinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, A

Ashleigh Barty of Australia tosses the ball to serve to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during quarter-finals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament

Ashleigh Barty of Australia tosses the ball to serve to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during quarter-finals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands returns to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during quarter-finals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 10,

Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands returns to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during quarter-finals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 10,

MONTREAL (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday, beating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2.

The 25-year-old Stephens, ranked No. 3 in the world, won a hard-court title in Miami in March and lost the French Open final to top-ranked Simona Halep. In the semifinals, the American will face fifth-seeded defending champion Elina Svitolina or 14th-seeded Elise Mertens.

Sevastova, ranked 19th, won last month in Bucharest.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty, seeded 15th, also advanced, topping Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, 6-3, 6-1. Barty will play the top-seeded Halep or sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia.