Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their semifinal tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 8, 2017 in Paris. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

Ostapenko, Halep advance to French Open final

Romanian and world No.4, Simona Halep, will face Latvian teenager, Jelena Ostapenko, in the 2017 French Open final.

Halep defeated world No.3 Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the semi-final overnight, as she reached her second French Open final.

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She will face Jelena Ostapenko, who marked her 20th birthday with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, as she continued her giant killing run.

If Halep can triumph and win her first maiden grand slam title, she will overtake German Angelique Kerber, as the world’s No.1 ranked player.

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