Roland Garros 2018 Final: [1] Simona Halep vs [10] Sloane Stephens

Who will win Roland Garros 2018?

  • Simona Halep in 2

    Votes: 17 26.6%
  • Simona Halep in 3

    Votes: 25 39.1%
  • Sloane Stephens in 2

    Votes: 11 17.2%
  • Sloane Stephens in 3

    Votes: 11 17.2%

  • Total voters
    64

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
The World N°1 is yet again in another Roland Garros final trying to win her elusive Grand Slam title will play against the current US Open champion who has never lost in a title match.
Final is scheduled to be played at 15:00 CET on Saturday, but may be postposed by possible rain.
The H2H is 5-2 for Halep, winning the last 4 matches and the 2 matches that were played on clay.

 

SeeingDusk

Hall of Fame
Sloane will win. She is undefeated in finals and is a big match player. She just seems to play much better when there’s more at stake. Simona will succumb to her mental collapse in yet another big match again.
 
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Deleted member 120290

Guest
Sloane is the worst opponent Simona can face in the final. I hope Simona wins but I don't see her overcoming the mental battle against Sloane who is rock steady, moves extremely well and plays great defense.
Simona needed someone like Keys. If Simona can't beat Woz in a major final, I don't see how she can overcome Sloane.
 

sarmpas

Hall of Fame
I'll be watching the women's final and passing on the men's. Either women finalist has a realistic chance to win, can't feel the same about the two men in the final.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Sloane is the worst opponent Simona can face in the final. I hope Simona wins but I don't see her overcoming the mental battle against Sloane who is rock steady, moves extremely well and plays great defense.
Simona needed someone like Keys. If Simona can't beat Woz in a major final, I don't see how she can overcome Sloane.
I don’t like simona as much. She can win this match but i am rooting for Stephens. I just wanna see more consistency from Stephens.
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
Halep in two. I think she's finally going to win the FO! I really dislike Sloane Stephens but my prediction isn't based on that at all.
 

Badabing888

Hall of Fame
There will be a enormous amount of good will and support for Simona to get her first slam. Sloane has one already, so more of a story for Simona to get hers 4th time lucky and 3rd time lucky at RG. If she does then would kind of reminds me of the goodwill shown to Fed and Novak to win their RGs or Jana Novotna 3rd time lucky winning Wimbledon. Tennis likes and produces these kind of stories.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
As if Sloane doesn't have all those qualities as well. Sloane has far better shot making and will most likely boss Halep around the court the entire match. Sloane in 2
She does and I hope she goes for her shots tomorrow. Needs to turn around that H2H against halep.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
As if Sloane doesn't have all those qualities as well. Sloane has far better shot making and will most likely boss Halep around the court the entire match. Sloane in 2
right, that is what Mugu wanted to do and see what happened..........
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
There will be a enormous amount of good will and support for Simona to get her first slam. Sloane has one already, so more of a story for Simona to get hers 4th time lucky and 3rd time lucky at RG. If she does then would kind of reminds me of the goodwill shown to Fed and Novak to win their RGs or Jana Novotna 3rd time lucky winning Wimbledon. Tennis likes and produces these kind of stories.
Yep, I think Simona wins her first slam tomorrow! Last year she let it slip away up a set and 3-0, this time around I think she stays focused and gets the job done. Might not be in straight sets, but I'm rooting for her and I think she'll do it.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Yep, I think Simona wins her first slam tomorrow! Last year she let it slip away up a set and 3-0, this time around I think she stays focused and gets the job done. Might not be in straight sets, but I'm rooting for her and I think she'll do it.
Agree, Simona is just a better mover on clay at the moment than sloan. I know sloan has more power but it will be negated by slow red clay and Halep will be able to run down pretty much anything sloan can dish out.
 

skyline

Legend
It’s certainly in Simo’s favor that the match with Garbine was pretty straightforward. I expected a big time dogfight.

I can’t root against anyone in this match, since Sloane is an American (and i like her too) and Simo is so deserving. So, go girls. :)
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
Never know which Halep will show up.

Would have been a lock to root for her - but her shrieking has gotten out of hand.

If the cool/damp forecast is true then it's probably Stephens who can hit through it. Also expect her to beat up Halep's serve.
 

elkwood

Hall of Fame
I am really hoping that Halep wins her first. She seems super determined.

Sloane shown she can get up for the big matches so i certainly wouldn't count her out.
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
Halep all the way, want to see her win a slam. Stephens has a USO, otherwise I would be on the fence if it was first time for both.
 

Fed881981

Hall of Fame
Never know which Halep will show up.

Would have been a lock to root for her - but her shrieking has gotten out of hand.

If the cool/damp forecast is true then it's probably Stephens who can hit through it. Also expect her to beat up Halep's serve.
I expect Halep to be dialed in. She may have a slow start, but she will be there for the entire (or majority) of the match.

She wants this title very badly, and she knows that clay is the best surface for her to do that.

Halep all the way, want to see her win a slam. Stephens has a USO, otherwise I would be on the fence if it was first time for both.
Same here. I like Sloane, Madison and Simona, and was hoping that Madison would win yesterday so that we will certainly have a new GS champion tomorrow. These girls are good, and I hope to see more of them in the years to come.
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
Never know which Halep will show up.

Would have been a lock to root for her - but her shrieking has gotten out of hand.

If the cool/damp forecast is true then it's probably Stephens who can hit through it. Also expect her to beat up Halep's serve.
I don’t like halep as much but yes the shrieking is annoying. It gets louder and louder. I think Stephens will play well tomorrow and win in straight sets. Halep has a winning record against her but i still like her tomorrow.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
"I see a lot of similarities between Halep and Murray," Cowan said.



It took Andy Murray five times to win his first Grand Slam title
"When you suffer the disappointment as Andy obviously did and Halep has it can in a strange way make you stronger."

Halep arrived in the French capital on the back of a positive clay court campaign, which included reaching the final of the Italian Open, and Cowan says her more positive game style is bearing fruition.

"I see Halep as a much better clay court player. I think her spirit is there and I see her as physically stronger," Cowan added.

"I think she is feeling more comfortable and her experiences have made her stronger.


Simona Halep has overcome some difficult opponents to reach the final
"She appears to have been very relaxed these past couple of weeks and sometimes something tells you inside that it is your time.

"To beat [Garbine] Muguruza in the way that she did was a huge win. She hasn't had it easy and been forced to win some big matches."
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
"I see a lot of similarities between Halep and Murray," Cowan said.

It took Andy Murray five times to win his first Grand Slam title
Let's hope Barry's comparison isn't too exact. After all, Andy had to suffer 4 lost finals before cracking a Slam, Simona is still only on 3!! :eek:;)
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I am rooting for Halep but for me there is zero pressure since I like Stephens as well. I am predicting Halep in 2 sets, 6-4, 6-4. Hoping to get my morning swim done before the match begins! I want Halep to get the monkey off her back and win her first slam! :)
 

sarmpas

Hall of Fame
Halep was expected by many to beat Ostepenko but didn't. She's expected to beat Stephens as well. The h2h favours Halep as does the h2h from their last 4 matches but this is a slam final and we've seen how that has in the past negatively affected her play on key points in the final. The question is will she falter again when the finishing line is in sight.
 

Bukmeikara

Legend
Halep was expected by many to beat Ostepenko but didn't. She's expected to beat Stephens as well. The h2h favours Halep as does the h2h from their last 4 matches but this is a slam final and we've seen how that has in the past negatively affected her play on key points in the final. The question is will she falter again when the finishing line is in sight.
She played three Slam finals and all three went the distance. Halep was big underdog against Sharapova, against Woz he gave absolutely everything after coming from a 9-7 in the third against Kerber and no reasonable person should somehow even sugest that she "mugged" . She was a big favorite against Ostspenko, I would give you that but it is also true that Jelena was playing on an insane level and when her shots go all in, there is hardly anything you can do.

People should stop with that narative that Halep somehow choke those finals ... Given her build up and style, she cant dominate every opponent out there like Serena or the male's and yet she is still number 1 and still getting those finals, effort is what matters.
Nobody is mentioning how she came back fro 5-1 against Svitolina or that she absolutely destroyed Stephens two times last summer..
 
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