"It's a special moment" - Haddad Maia on maiden WTA 1000 final

Beatriz Haddad Maia will have a chance to win her first WTA 1000 trophy in Toronto today and she's going up against a familiar face.

Haddad Maia will face Simona Halep in the final and it will be the 3rd time they played this year. Halep smashed her in Australia earlier this year 6-2 6-0 with the Brazilian winning in Birmingham en route to a title run. Now she'll face her again in the final after winning another match:

"It's a special moment. I think I had a very tough draw. I had to push myself. I played a lot of tough moments."

For the Brazilian, Halep is a grart champion, a player she respects very much:

"[Halep is] a champion. She's a person who works very hard. I know it will be a very tough battle, but I'm going to enjoy. I'm going to leave everything on the court. I will try to play aggressive. I learned a lot today because in the moments that I wasn't too aggressive, [Pliskova] was playing better than me. ... I want to improve that for tomorrow. So I'm going to try to enjoy and play point by point."

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