The first racket of the world Simona Halep in the final of the Open championship of France has won strong-willed victory over Sloane Stephens.
Halep to the finals of Roland Garros came as favourites, but three defeats in the deciding matches of the Helmets had been to Romanian a lot of pressure. Stevens as opposed to this have never lost in the final match of the WTA tournaments, including a sensational win at last year’s US Open.
At the start of the match Stevens made the break and led 4:1. Halep first caught the reception at the score 3:5, but missed a break-point and then allowed American to implement a set-bol.
In the second set Halep once again lost her serve and found a few games from the third fiasco in the finals of Roland Garros. Romanian was able to add and gave a series of four won games in a row. Stevens with the score 2:4 instantly did a back break. In the ninth game, Sloan was one of the hidden ball match ball, but Halep pulled a heavy game on his serve, and after a few minutes received an unexpected gift from a rival Stevens failed to protect their feed, which automatically brought Halep a win in the set.
The decisive game was under the total control of the first racket of the world – Halep with two breaks led 5:0 and easily made the last step to debut triumph in the Grand slam tournament.
“I was dreaming about it since she started to play tennis. This is my favorite Helmet. I have always said that if you can only win one, let it be this,” said Halep after the match.
The title in Paris brought Simona Halep 2.2 million euros in prize money and 2000 ranking points. Sloane Stephens has earned 1.1 million euros and 1300 points, which will allow it Monday to debut in the top-4.
Simona Halep (Romania, 1) – Sloane Stephens (USA, 10) – 3:6, 6:4, 6:1