Friday, 6 June 2014

Roland Garros F: Sharapova set to become 5 time slam champion

Roland Garros final:

Maria Sharapova vs. Simona Halep

After the numerous upsets of the first 3 rounds, the focus of the tournament immediately shifted to these 2 players. Thankfully, they both made it and we have a mouth-watering final that is fit for a final of a Grand Slam. Maria has struggled for her last 3 matches, but showed her spirit and fight each time to come through. Can she summon the strength against the steadier Halep? Simona's path to the final has been straightforward, but this is her first final and will definitely feel the nerves. Besides, she just lost the Madrid final a few weeks ago despite easily claiming the first set against Sharapova. Lessons can be learnt from that encounter and I'm sure Simona will change a few things from then. I still believe Sharapova's fight and grit will get her through, with Halep feeling the butterflies in her stomach in her debut Slam final.

Pick: Sharapova in 3 sets

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