Halep punches her ticket to the semi finals of the WTA Canada Tournament
"I felt that I'm moving better, I'm playing better, stronger. [Garcia] went a little bit down with energy after she lost that set."
Garcia started quickly but could not keep her unforced errors in check, finishing with a total of 31. She earned her only career win over Halep in five previous meetings in the 2017 WTA Beijing final.
Halep moves on to the final four where she will face Aussie Ashleigh Barty, who ousted giantkiller Kiki Bertensgiant-killerherlands in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
- Three matches in two days -
Halep, the 2016 tournament champion, was playing her third match in the past two days after earning two wins on Thursday over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and 38-year-old Venus Williams.
After the match Halep slammed the WTA about her scheduling, saying she regularly has less time to recover from matches than her opponents.
"I talked to my team about this and all of them are upset... I never complained about the schedule, but today was enough." On Friday, Halep broke Garcia in the fifth game of the second set for a 4-1 lead and had no trouble icing the win from there.
"I never played against [Barty], so I don't really know what to expect," said Halep.
"But I know she's very talented. I just have to talk to my coach tomorrow before the match, trying to stay stronger on my legs, and trying to be with the energy at the highest level."
Barty was the more composed player in difficult, windy conditions as Bertens, who had seen off ninth seed Karolina Pliskova and eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in her previous two matches, was undone by 31 unforced errors in the 55-minute quarter-final.
Barty has reached the semi-finals on her Montreal debut having made the last 16 when the event was held in Toronto last year.
"It was really tricky conditions and we were both struggling a little," Barty said.
"I'm very happy to come through and get a little bit better during the match."
US Open champion Sloane Stephens was just as ruthless as Barty in her quarter-final as the third-seeded American made the semi-finals for the second straight year, seeing off Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-2, 6-2.
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