French Open 2017: Simona Halep marches into final with win over Karolina Pliskova in three-set epic

Simona Halep’s relentless recovery game proved too much for Karolina Pliskova in a stunning French Open semi-final, with the 25-year-old Romanian sealing a spot in the final with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win.

Pliskova’s big-serving style was always likely to test the third seed, but Halep turned up with the answers, making her opponent hit potential-winner after potential-winner to win every single rally.
Such astonishing consistency proved too much for the towering Czech in a superb first set, but Pliskova hit back in the second to set up the third-set decider that an enraptured crowd desired.
And Halep’s astonishing baseline coverage got her over the line, setting up a highly-anticipated final against big-hitting youngster Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday,
French Open 2017: Simona Halep marches into final with win over Karolina Pliskova in three-set epic  French Open 2017: Simona Halep marches into final with win over Karolina Pliskova in three-set epic Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 11:16:00 Rating: 5