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Jelena Ostapenko - Simona Halep
French Open women - 10 June 2017

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Jelena Ostapenko and Simona Halep live with Eurosport. The match starts at 14:00 on 10 June 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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We'll leave you with an image of the Roland-Garros Women's Singles champion 2017, the extraordinary Jelen Ostapenko.

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Simon Halep is dignified in defeat. "It was a tough day because we couldn't win, but let's keep working and believe," she says.

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The winning shot...

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The new champion Jelen Ostapenko thanks the Roland-Garros crowd: "I love you guys. Congrats Simona, you were playing amazing. I was happy to win but I think you will win it one day and wish you all the best for the season. I would like to thank my team and my family, and all my friends who came to support me. Thanks a lot. "

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 3-5 OSTAPENKO: One more break and the title is Ostapenko's!

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 3-4 OSTAPENKO: Fortune favours the brave! Ostapenko gets a crucial break and there's a huge element of luck involved. At 30-40, her powerful backhand strikes the top of the net and loops up, dropping agonisingly inside the line to leave Halep no chance. That could prove to be hugely decisive.

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 3-3 OSTAPENKO: Another extraordinary hold from Ostapenko. Halep starts the game off with a cultured forehand winner of her own. But three stunning, ferocious backhands and an ace seal the game for Ostapenko after it goes to deuce. Superb tennis on Chatrier.

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 3-2 OSTAPENKO: BOOM! Ostapenko breaks straight back again. There's a little luck involved as Halep's backhand drops just the wrong side of the net at 40-40 but then the Latvian sends a trademark thunderous backhand down the line to win the game. Impossible to call this final at present. Back on serve.

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 3-1 OSTAPENKO: Ostapenko will have to come from behind again, as Halep breaks in the third. A controlled and focussed game from Halep ends with Ostapenko sending a forehand long and the Romanian will serve to take a 4-1 lead in the decider.

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 2-1 OSTAPENKO: Simona Halep has regained a foothold in this match and leads the second set, in part thanks to more unforced errors from her opponent. Ostapenko misses a relatively easy forehand, striking the net, and it's on serve in the third.

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 1-0 OSTAPENKO: Two breaks and a chance to make a statement at the start of this decider spurned by Ostapenko, who misses an easy volley at the net as Halep holds on.

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HALEP 6-4 4-6 OSTAPENKO: Whoa! What a way to take your first set in a Grand Slam final! Four huge clean winners from Ostapenko, including another thunderous forehand down the line to win it, seal the second set. Halep looks shellshocked. It's going to a decider.

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HALEP 6-4 4-5 OSTAPENKO: But now Ostapenko breaks Halep to love with another display of big-hitting and the 20-year-old rookie is serving to take this final the distance. Remarkable.

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HALEP 6-4 4-4 OSTAPENKO: That's inexperience. Ostapenko is serving to take a two-game lead but she gifts Halep the game with another flurry of unforced errors. All square again.

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HALEP 6-4 3-4 OSTAPENKO: Definite momentum swing! It's four games in a row for Ostapenko after another incredible break. At 40-40 she wallops a backhand past the Romanian, which is called out but the umpire overrules it to give Ostapenko a second break point. She then send Halep running all over the court and finishes with a thumping backhand to turn the second set on its head.

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HALEP 6-4 3-3 OSTAPENKO: Momentum swing? What a hold from Ostapenko, who saves two break points to level the second set. The game includes two backhand winners than even Halep can get nowhere near. High risk but certainly high reward.

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HALEP 6-4 3-2 OSTAPENKO: Game on! Ostapenko has three break points and looks distraught after squandering the first. But a wide forehand from Halep hands her the game and she's right back in this set and serving to level it.

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HALEP 6-4 3-1 OSTAPENKO: Hell of a hold from Ostapenko and a bit of a wobble from Halep. The winning rally is another monstrous display of hitting from the underdog, which finishes with a devastating angled forehand that Halep cannot reach. This is not over yet.

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HALEP 6-4 3-0 OSTAPENKO: Simona Halep is a brick wall. Another super defensive game, which includes a vicious forehand winner from the Romanian, ends with Ostapenko putting a backhand into the net. Halep is in a strong position and three games away from a Grand Slam title.

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HALEP 6-4 2-0 OSTAPENKO: Break to Halep and it's a similar story for both players. Ostapenko shows her power with a tremendous ace at 40-40 and saves a break point with a thunderous forehand winner but Halep's baseline defence is just too good, and she claims the break thanks to another unforced error from the young Latvian.

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HALEP 6-4 1-0 OSTAPENKO: Great hold from Halep, who wins five points on the bounce to recover from 40-0 down. More unforced errors from Ostapenko, who has 23 in total to Halep's two so far. High risk, high reward strategy from the 20-year-old. It's not quite paying off so far.

Simona Halep (im Bild) gegen Jelena Ostapenko
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HALEP 6-4 OSTAPENKO: Halep takes the opening set after 36 pulsating minutes. And it's a game that demonstrates the best and worst of Ostapenko. She levels at 15-15 with a superb angled, dipping forehand but a tame backhand into the net to gives Halep match point before another unforced error hands the Romanian the set.

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HALEP 5-4 OSTAPENKO: Brilliant defence from Simona Halep, who appears to be on the ropes but shifts the momentum with a brilliant deep forehand before claiming the game with some power-hitting of her own to hold serve.

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HALEP 4-4 OSTAPENKO: This is turning into a classic. Incredible attack and defence by both women ends with Halep finding the net atfer a rally of 10 or 12 fierce ground strokes.

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HALEP 4-3 OSTAPENKO: The Latvian shows her inexperience, squandering a break point and conceding the longest game yet with a backhand return into the net. She's trying to go too big too early and finishes the game by hitting her racket into the clay in frustration. Still with serve so far, though, and new balls in play.

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HALEP 3-3 OSTAPENKO: At times it looks like Halep just has to hang in there, but for the second time in this match she breaks back immediately, showing her class and pedigree. It's a rollercoaster.

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HALEP 2-3 OSTAPENKO: For the second time in this opening set, the youngster is a break up. Halep looks slightly bemused by the pace and power of her opponent's hitting as she heads for a much-needed drinks break.

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HALEP 2-2 OSTAPENKO: Wowowow. Open mouths everywhere on Chatrier as Ostapenko absolutely wallops a forehand winner down the line on the way to holding serve. Incredible power!

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HALEP 2-1 OSTAPENKO: Halep has taken 8 of the last 10 points to lead but what a fearless start this was from Ostapenko.

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HALEP 1-1 OSTAPENKO: Anything you can do...

Halep breaks straight back with an impressive defensive display.

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HALEP 0-1 OSTAPENKO: Wow. How's that for an opening game in your first ever Grand Slam final?

Ostapenko breaks Halep to love with a relentless display of aggressive big-hitting. It may take some time for Halep to get used to this.

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Here we go. Halep to serve first....

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The two women are wearing almost identical white and green outfits, which is bad news for live bloggers everywhere. Ostapenko is sporting a head-band and bright orange trainers, however.

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Here we go. Ostapenko is out on court first, slightly awkwardly holding hands with a mascot who is about the same height as her. Halep is next. Philippe Chatrier is packed...not an empty seat in sight.

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The players are out warming up on Chatrier. They've never met before so it's difficult to predict who their games will match up. Halep says she is ready to win a first Grand Slam.

"I say always that I play well with the pressure, but now I don't need it," said Halep.

"I just take it like a big day, a big match. And definitely I'm ready for it, because I won many matches until now."

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Now that's a stat...

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The Coach reckons Ostapenko's inexperience could be her greatest asset against Halep in his preview of the four Roland Garros Singles finalists.

Video - The Coach: Ostapenko's inexperience could be her biggest asset

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Ostapenko if the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam final and her surprise run prompted a call from Latvian president Raimonds Vejonis.

"He actually called my mom. So that's what she told me," she said. "Because nobody knows my phone."

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko is through to her first grand slam final at the French Open (AP)
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Crowd backing the favourite?

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Here's a reminder of how Ostapenko took the first-set in her semifinal victory over Timea Bacsinszky.

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Tricky to imagine a more perfect day at Roland Garros. Blue skies and not a cloud in sight. People are just starting to arrive on Chatrier.

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One of the most intriguing features of today's final will be the contrasting styles of the two players. Halep is a polished, classy clay-courter, who should really have won a Grand Slam before now. Ostapenko, though, is known for her fearless and aggressive style and massive ground strokes. This should be a belter.

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Third-seed Halep was the pre-tournament favourite and she will replace Angelique Kerber as world No.1 if she wins today. Ostapenko, by contrast, turned 20 on Thursday and has yet to win a title of any kind. But here are five reasons the Latvian could cause an upset...

Video - Five powerful reasons why Ostapenko could win French Open final

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Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko meet in today's French Open final with both women aiming to win a first Grand Slam title. It's a glorious day at Roland Garros and a packed crowd is expected on Philippe Chatrier. What could be better?