Sports Simona Halep beats American Sloane Stephens in French Open final

18:35  09 june  2018
18:35  09 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Simona Halep hitting a ball with a racket: Simona Halep of Romania plays a backhand during the women's singles final against Sloane Stephens during the 2018 French Open. © Cameron Spencer, Getty Images Simona Halep of Romania plays a backhand during the women's singles final against Sloane Stephens during the 2018 French Open.

Simona Halep has fought through to win her first Grand Slam trophy, beating American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the French Open women's final Saturday.

After so much disappointment in Grand Slams, Halep's wait is over. The 26-year-old Romanian collects her first major championship in her 32nd appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam. 

Stephens took control early in the match that was punctuated by long rallies and high-level tennis. But Halep came back to win nine consecutive points in the second set to take a 4-2 lead and went on to force a third set.  

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Top-ranked Simona Halep rallies to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win her first Grand Slam title. It was Halep ’s third appearance in the French Open final . Post to Facebook.

World number one Simona Halep finally 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 break down at Roland Garros.

Halep, ranked No. 1 in the world, was 0-3 in her previous Grand Slam finals. Prior to Saturday, she lost to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and Jelena Ostapenko in 2017 in the final at Roland Garros. The Romanian also fell to Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open final this year. 

She becomes the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam, joining Virginia Ruzici who triumphed at Roland Garros in 1978.

Stephens, ranked No. 10, is the 2017 U.S. Open champion. She entered Saturday's match with a perfect 6-0 record in Tour level finals. She beat American Madison Keys, a close friend, in straight sets in the semifinals in Paris. Stephens will climb to No. 4 in the rankings, an amazing feat considering she was No. 957 10 months ago. 

Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Halep sparks outrage .
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanians have expressed outrage at a cartoon in the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo likening their newly crowned tennis champion to a Gypsy scrap metal collector. The caricature in Thursday's edition of the weekly showed Simona Halep holding up her French Open trophy and shouting "Old iron! Old iron!" It sparked immediate uproar on social media. The French ambassador to Romania, Michele Ramis, on Friday defended "freedom The caricature in Thursday's edition of the weekly showed Simona Halep holding up her French Open trophy and shouting "Old iron! Old iron!" It sparked immediate uproar on social media.

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