Current World number one Simona Halep won her first grand slam title against American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in three sets 3-6 6-4 6-1 to emerge 2018 French Open champion.
Halep who had lost in two previous French Open finals to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and Jelena Ostapenko in 2017; and this year’s Australian Open final to Caroline Wozniacki had to stage a come back after going a set and a break down in Paris.
During her victory speech the 26 year-old Romanian said: “Last year it was tough to talk because I lost this match, but now it’s really emotional to talk as the winner. I wanted this trophy to be here in France.
“I have been dreaming of this moment since I was 14 and I’m glad it happened in Paris,” the World number one said.