Simona Halep easily advances to Rogers Cup final in Montreal

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, A

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, A

Simona Halep of Romania returns to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in M

Simona Halep of Romania returns to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in M

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, A

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, A

Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns to Simona Halep of Romania during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in M

Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns to Simona Halep of Romania during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in M

Ashleigh Barty of Australia, left, congratulates Simona Halep of Romania for her victory in semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturd

Ashleigh Barty of Australia, left, congratulates Simona Halep of Romania for her victory in semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturd

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, A

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, A

MONTREAL (AP) — Top-ranked Simona Halep defeated Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 Saturday to reach the final of the women's Rogers Cup.

Halep will play for the title Sunday against the winner of the semifinal between third-seeded Sloane Stephens and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina.

Halep has reached the Rogers Cup final for the third time in four years. She won the last time it was in Montreal in 2016.

The Romanian broke the 15th-seeded Barty in the opening game and broke again for a 4-1 lead en route to taking the first set. Halap broke twice more to open the second set and completed the victory over the Australian in 71 minutes.

Halap complained Friday about playing the first semifinal day after two straight night matches.