Halep to face unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final

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Simona Halep reached her second French Open final yesterday with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Karolina Pliskova, taking her to within touching distance of a first grand slam title and the World No 1 rating.

The 2017 champion will be a first-time major winner, while victory will also crown Halep as the new world No1, replacing Angelique Kerber.

"It's an amazing feeling right now," said Halep after her fifth win in six meetings against Pliskova, the world No 3.

"It was extremely tough today as Karolina is a very tough opponent."

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