Tennis French Open: Maria Sharapova wins women’s title
Maria Sharapova won French Open women’s title after defeating Simona Halep in the final. It was Sharapova’s second French Open title victory. She has now won five Grand Slam titles, taking her to joint-11th on the Open era list alongside Martina Hingis.
The Russian rallied from a set down three straight times to reach this year’s French Open final and then prevailed in thrilling three-hour finale against rising star Simona Halep, 6-4 6-7 6-4. Halep, 22, might have been playing in her first Grand Slam final but she pushed the 2012 champion to the limit as for the first time since 2001, the French Open women’s final would require a final set.