Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens will face off for the French Open title on Saturday with Halep, the No. 1 seed, vying for her first Grand Slam title and Stephens, seeded 10th, vying for her second.
BY THE NUMBERS
0-3: Halep's record in Grand Slam finals. She lost to Maria Sharapova at the 2017 French Open, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4; Jelena Ostapenko at the 2017 French Open, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; and Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open in January, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4.
1-0: Stephens career record in Grand Slam finals with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Madison Keys at the 2017 U.S. Open.
16-14: Halep's career record in tournament title matches.
6-0: Stephens career record in tournament title matches.
5-2: Halep's advantage in head-to-head matchups, including four straight, most recently in the semifinals of the 2017 Western & Southern Open semifinals, which Halep won 6-2, 6-1.
6-4, 6-3: The final score of Halep's win over Stephens in their only other match at Roland Garros, in 2014.
• "I'm pretty calm on the court all the time, I'd say. I don't get too up, too down. I think that has helped me." — Stephens.
• Hopefully I will be better than previous ones." — Halep.
• "Both of them are similar in the sense that if you can get them off of the baseline, then you can open up the court. I think if you try to go angles with them, you're going to be the one that's running — and not like it." — Madison Keys, who lost to Stephens in the semifinals on Thursday.