Simona Halep reached the semifinals of Roland Garros 2017 by overcoming a 3-6 1-5 deficit against Elina Svitolina. Halep also fought off a match point in the second set tiebreaker to win going away in the third, 3-6 7-6 (6) 6-0. It was a show of heart and grit that might be a turning point in Halep’s career, launching her to her first Major. But standing in her way is Karolina Pliskova, who eliminated the last French woman, Caroline Garcia, 7-6 (3) 6-4. Despite being the #2 seed, almost nobody thought of her as a title favorite on the red clay. Now she is one step away from the final.
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3 SIMONA HALEP d. 5 Elina Svitolina, 3-6 7-6 (6) 6-0
2 KAROLINA PLISKOVA d. 28 Caroline Garcia, 7-6 (3) 6-4