French Open 2017, Jelena Ostapenko vs Simona Halep As It Happened
News18.com | June 10, 2017, 9:13 PM IST
Catch all the live action of the French Open 2017 women's final between Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko through our live blog.
Simona Halep is targeting the world number one ranking in Saturday's French Open final but fast-rising Latvian upstart Jelena Ostapenko threatens to crash the Romanian's party as a first-time major champion will be crowned.
Halep marked herself out as a favourite for the title at Roland Garros after winning in Madrid and finishing runner-up in Rome, but a tumble in the Italian Open final left her with ankle ligament damage and cast doubt over whether she would play in Paris.
The 25-year-old has since dismissed concerns over her fitness and finds herself one win away from a memorable maiden Slam title triumph that would also see her supplant Angelique Kerber at the top.
Jun 10, 2017 9:03 pm (IST)
Jelena Ostapenko lifts her first tour level title - The Coupe Suzanne Lenglen
SET: Ostapenko wins the second set to force the match into the decider. Halep will have to introspect now and see where things went wrong for her as she was in dominating position to clinch the set and match.
Jun 10, 2017 8:07 pm (IST)
Trailing 0-3, Ostapenko storms her way to a 4-3 lead over Halep!