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Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko, Roland Garros Final Preview

Roland Garros πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸŒπŸ†πŸŽ† Final Preview
(3) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Jelena Ostapenko

It will be a David vs Goliath battle when former finalist Simona Halep takes on 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko in the 2017 Roland Garros final on Saturday. Simona Halep was the tournament favourite heading into the event and is now just one win away from claiming a well-deserved first Grand Slam title, an added incentive is that Halep is also playing for the world number 1 ranking. Standing in Halep’s way is a dangerous, fearless Jelena Ostapenko who is looking for an unexpected first Grand Slam title, an opponent that has the type of game that can beat anyone when she is at her best. The stage is set for a thrilling final, either way we will see a the emergence of a new Grand Slam champion.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Simona Halep, Roland Garros SF Preview

Roland Garros, πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸŒ Semi-Final Preview + Prediction
SF #2: (2) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (3) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep

Unlike the top half of the draw, the second half of the draw has held up as the second and third seeds are set to battle for a spot in the 2017 Roland Garros final when Karolina Pliskova comes up against Simona Halep in Thursday’s second semi-final.

Karolina Pliskova may be the second seed but her run to the semi-finals in Paris is totally unexpected given clay has always been by far her least favourite surface. Simona Halep’s presence in another semi-final in Paris is far less surprising, the Romanian was the tournament favourite heading into the event and now seems more likely than ever to go on to win her very first Grand Slam title. Not only is a spot in a Grand Slam final on the line here, so is the world number 1 ranking, if Pliskova is to win this match she will be the new world number 1 when the new rankings come out next, whilst Halep will become the world number 1 if she goes on to win the title.

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Timea Bacsinszky vs Jelena Ostapenko, Roland Garros SF Preview

Roland Garros, πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸŒΒ Semi-Final Preview + Prediction
SF #1: (30) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Timea Bacsinszky vs πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Jelena Ostapenko

A totally unexpected semi-final match-up sees Timea Bacsinszky come up against Jelena Ostapenko for a place in the 2017 Roland Garros final. This will be the first ever meeting between Bacsinszky and Ostapenko, a match-up that will feature a big contrast in styles, with so much on the line this looms as an intriguing battle. Experience will be on Bacsinszky’s side given she has been in this exact situation before in Paris, however Ostapenko has the firepower to give Bacsinszky all kinds of trouble, this one could seemingly go either way in what has been a very unpredictable half of the draw.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Caroline Garcia, Roland Garros QF Preview

Roland Garros, πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸŒ Quarter-Final Preview + Prediction
QF #4: (2) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (28) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Caroline Garcia

The fourth and final quarter-final at Roland Garros is arguably the most exciting of the quartet as Karolina Pliskova takes on Caroline Garcia. Both Pliskova and Garcia will be in unprecedented territory heading into the final 8 clash, Pliskova had ever been past the second round at Roland Garros prior to this event whilst Caroline Garcia will be playing in her very first quarter-final at the Grand Slam level having never reached the second week of a Slam prior to this event. There has previously been very little to separate these two when they have gone head-to-head, their four previous meetings have been split, two wins apiece. The scene is set for a tight contest.

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Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina, Roland Garros QF Preview

Roland Garros, πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸŒ Quarter-Final Preview + Prediction
QF #3: (3) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (5) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Elina Svitolina

A blockbuster quarter-final in Paris sees tournament favourite Simona Halep come up against Elina Svitolina. At this stage in the tournament, Svitolina looms as Halep’s biggest threat to winning the title, the winner of this match will be the favourite to go and win the title at Roland Garros. This match is a replay of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia final of last month, Svitolina won that match in three sets, it will be interesting to see if Halep can reverse that result on Wednesday. Both ladies bring exceptional form into this crucial quarter-final clash.

Elina Svitolina enters the quarter-final stage in Paris on a 9-match winning streak and a having won 14 of her last 15 matches. Simona Halep also enters the quarter-final stage having won 14 of her last 15 matches. The stage is set for an epic contest between arguably the two best players left in the draw at Roland Garros, it is highly likely that the winner of this contest will go on to win the title.

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