French Open: Halep beats Stephens for first Grand Slam

French Open: Halep beats Stephens for first Grand Slam

Romanian Simona Halep gained the primary Grand Slam of her profession, beating American Sloane Stephens on the French Open Saturday in Paris.

Halep gained the match Three-6, 6-Four, 6-1 on Courtroom Philippe Chatrier.

“It is a particular second,” Halep instructed reporters. “I used to be dreaming for this second since truly earlier than I began to play tennis.”

“It is my favourite Grand Slam. I at all times stated that if I’m going to win one, I would like it to be right here. It is actual now.”

Stephens spoke about Halep’s rally after the primary set.

“She raised her recreation,” Stephens stated. “She raised her stage. There may be not a lot you’ll be able to actually do about that. I competed one of the best that I may and the higher participant gained the match right now.”

Stephens, 25, gained the 2017 U.S. Open for her first profession Grand Slam. Halep, 26, just lately misplaced to Caroline Wozniacki within the 2018 Australian Open, her first time showing in a Grand Slam closing earlier than Saturday’s showdown.

Halep can seem in a 3rd straight Grand Slam closing if she reaches the finale of Wimbledon, which begins on July 2 in London. The No. 1 tennis participant on this planet beat Garbine Muguruza within the semifinals and Angelique Kerber within the quarterfinals on the French Open.

Rafael Nadal battles Dominic Thiem within the males’s singles closing at 9 a.m. Sunday at Roland Garros.

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