Maria Sharapova's second French Open title on the claycourts of Roland Garros left her scratching her head as to how she ever got to that point in her career.
This is their 42nd clash, so there will be few surprises for the world’s top two players Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic when they face each other over the net in the French Open final on Sunday.
Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros on Saturday, defeating Romania's Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years.
Even though Romania's Simona Halep is the higher seed at No.4, Maria Sharapova is the household name, the face on the billboards and is playing in her third successive French Open final.
Rafael Nadal is going for No 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard reached the final by beating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.
French Open sensation Ernests Gulbis celebrated his colourful Roland Garros campaign with a cigar on Friday before confidently predicting a major title was just around the corner.
Novak Djokovic reached his 13th Grand Slam final and second at the French Open on Friday, bringing to an end giantkiller Ernests Gulbis's colourful Paris campaign. The world number two triumphed 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Andy Murray will on Friday attempt to become the first British man in 77 years to reach the French Open final but eight-time champion Rafael Nadal is standing in his way.
Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach a Grand Slam final in 34 years Thursday when she beat Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) to set-up a French Open title clash against Maria Sharapova.
Maria Sharapova reached the final of the French Open for the third straight year at Roland Garros on Thursday, digging deep to see off the youthful challenge of Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.
Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Jean-Julian Rojer of the Netherlands won the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday with a 4-6, 6-2 (10/7) win over Julia Goerges of Germany and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.
Rafael Nadal rallied to advance to the French Open semi-finals for the ninth time, beating David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 on Wednesday. He dropped a set, but then raced through the next three to ensure a win.