Halep Advances to French Open Finals

Romanian tennis star and current Women’s world No. 1 Simona Halep defeated Spain’s Garbine Mugurza in straight sets to reach the Women’s Finals at Roland Garros. Racing to victory with a 6-1, 6-4 near-route of her opponent, Halep will look to cement her dominance on the sport as soon possible. Her semi-finals match saw her smash and break her way through the first set, but with a little less gusto in the second as Mugurza seemed to be slowly finding her ground. Still, this was not enough to undo the inevitable result, and Halep cruised through to yet another tennis majors final. She will face Sloane Stephens of the US in the finals.

Stephens defeated her compatriot, Madison Keys, also in straight sets, in the other semi-final match. She may not have managed as emphatic a win as her opponent in the finals, but was quick to pounce on all the errors that Keys seemed to be committing, quite possibly from the nerves of being in such an important match. Stephens defeated Keys 6-4, 6-4, and while it was the common opinion that the latter was a little all over the place with her clay court performance on the day, no credit was taken away from Stephens who showed that she was an up and coming force to be reckoned with on the WTA women’s circuit. With last year’s US Open under her belt, and with her performance so far in the French Open, the Women’s Final scheduled to take place at 1pm GMT tomorrow, will be a much watched clash between these two.

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