Saturday, 9 June 2018

French Open 2018: Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens for first Grand Slam



World number one Simona Halep finally won her first Grand Slam title with a gutsy comeback victory over American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the French Open final.

 
Halep, who had lost her three previous major finals, went a set and a break down at Roland Garros.


But the 26-year-old Romanian battled back to take a see-saw second set against the US Open champion.
She then raced away with the third to win 3-6 6-4 6-1.


"I did everything I could. It is amazing what is happening now," Halep said.


"I have been dreaming for this moment since I started playing tennis."


Halep clinched victory with her first match point, Stephens unable to return a powerful first serve.


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Sloane Stephens embraces Simona Halep




BBC      News.