Current number one female tennis player in the world, Simona Halep finally won her first Grand Slam title on Saturday.
The 26-year-old tennis star recorded an impressive comeback victory over American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the French Open final.
Simona, who had lost her three previous major finals, went a set and a break down at Roland Garros final. She battled back to take a see-saw second set against the US Open champion. She then sealed the victory with the third to win 3-6 6-4 6-1.
Speaking after the match, Simona said: “I did everything I could. It is amazing what is happening now. I have been dreaming for this moment since I started playing tennis.”
Halep established victory with her first match point, Stephens unable to return a powerful first serve. The Romanian dropped her racquet in celebration, covering her face with both hands before Stephens walked around the net to warmly hug the champion.
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