Master of defense Halep downs Pliskova to reach Paris final

Romanian Simona Halep confirmed the full extent of her defensive talents to beat Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3 and reach her second French Open last on Thursday.

The 0.33 seed, who will transform world primary if she defeats Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in Saturday’s showdown, benefited from her opponent’s unforced mistakes within the first set earlier than Pliskova rediscovered her contact.

Overwhelmed with the aid of Pliskova’s energy within the 2d set, Halep regained the momentum within the decider, irritating her 2d-seeded opponent along with her means to absorb punishment.

She ended the contest on her first suit point with an unreturnable serve to achieve her 2nd Roland Garros remaining after shedding the first one to Maria Sharapova in 2014.

(Reporting via Julien Pretot; Modifying by way of Martyn Herman)

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