Maria Sharapova v Simona Halep Live
The final of the womens singles of the French Open will be a battle to savour as Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova square up to each other at the Roland Garros in Paris.
While Sharapova leads the head to head statistics with three wins out of three against her opponent, Halep can boast of a better run at the French Open this year, where she is yet to drop a set. All of the Romanian’s wins at the French Open this year have come in straight sets including the semi-final which she won 6-2, 7-6(4) against German Andrea Petkovic.
Maria Sharapova has not had a faultless French Open herself. While she breezed through the first three rounds, the fourth round saw her suffer a first scare as Samantha Stosur won the first set before losing the next two to hand the win to the determined Russian. Sharapova has continued that trend in the quarters and the semifinals against Garbine Muguruza and Eugenie Bouchard respectively.
Sharapova came within touching distance of departing the tournament as in both her preceding matches, she was close to losing the second set as well and bow out. However, she held her nerve to win the second set 7-5 on both occasions before trumping her opponents in the final set which she had won with relative ease.
Simona Halep is close to winning her first ever senior grand slam trophy after having won in 2008 in the junior ladies event at the Roland Garros. For Sharapova, the final represents yet another opportunity to add to her four career grand slams.
Tags: Roland Garros, French Open, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep
Posted: 7th June 2014
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