10 June 2018

French Open 2018: Halep beats Stephens to win maiden Grand Slam title

French Open 2018: Halep beats Stephens to win maiden Grand Slam title


World number one Simona Halep has won her first Grand Slam title with a gutsy comeback victory over American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the French Open final. Halep, who had lost her three previous major finals, went a set and a breakdown at Roland Garros.

But the 26-year-old Romanian battled back to take a see-saw second set against the US Open champion. She then raced away with the third to win 3-6 6-4 6-1.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • Halep became the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam singles trophy after Virginia Ruzici.
  • This was Halep's fourth major final and has lost all three in the past, including two at Roland Garros.
  • Halep also was the runner-up at the Australian Open this January.
Source- BBC Sports

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