The Romanian is a two-time runner-up in Paris and has lost three Grand Slam finals. After sitting out almost a year because of surgery on her right foot in January 2017, she has soared up the rankings and now made it to her second major final in the past nine months.
"I was up against a great player so I had make sure I brought my best tennis". Although Halep leads the head to head matchup, this is the final of a Major.
After being asked again about her Grand Slam history, Halep smiled: "Can we change the subject?" Halep started slowly, spraying shots wide as she lost the first four games of the match against the No. 12 seed who hit her early groundstrokes with lethal accuracy. Like a year ago, I feel Halep will make an excellent start to the match but when it gets tight, she might just falter. Probably nothing, because I will keep my routine. "I just try to stay calm and play my game".
However she looked exhausted in the fourth and Halep took advantage as she broke back and then backed that up with a hold to love.
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Thoroughly and clinically outplayed by Muguruza in every respect, Sharapova looked uncomfortable and off-balance for most of her brief stint on court and had a particularly deflating second set in which she logged two winners to 15 unforced errors.
It was a heartwarming victory, one that looked unlikely for long stretches, but inevitable at the end, Halep dragging herself out of a numbing torpor to crush the American 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. She said: "I have more experience now".
The 26-year-old Halep lost in two previous appearances in a final at Roland Garros, against Maria Sharapova in 2014 and Jelena Ostapenko in 2017. Halep saved two match points to win that one. It would be very unusual, I think, if I didn't write anything about her.
Keys made it to the semis with a straight-sets win over Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva while reigning US Open champion Stephens eased past Russia's Daria Kasatkina.
Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens will fight it out for their first title at Roland Garros on Saturday, in what's a tough match to call.
The 10th-seeded Stephens had never made it past the fourth round in Paris until now.
"I hadn't had a withdrawal in - I don't know how long. maybe like six years or something", Sharapova said. "It's a big chance to win my dream tournament", added Halep, who took time out from preparing for the final by watching Rafael Nadal's men's semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro on Friday. She was stronger mentally. It would be very unusual, I think, if I didn't write anything about her.
She improved to 3-0 against her longtime pal and Fed Cup teammate Keys, including their US Open final last September.
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Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko , retired with an injury after only two games. ". Coming into this part of the year, I was losing a few first-round matches, matches that I wanted to be winning, of course.
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Like Halep, Stephens is an incredibly talented defensive player, and she kept stretching points Thursday until Keys would err. The Romanian broke for a 1-0 lead at the start of the second and finished that set in the same fashion to level the match.
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