Video Highlights of Day 12's Winners & Losers: Halep, Ostapenko

PARIS -- Two birthday girls took center stage this morning but the newly minted 20-year-old and unseeded Jelena Ostapenko is the one who celebrated as she won the all-birthday girl semifinal battle, triumphing over newly-minted 28-year-old Timea Bacsinszky to punch her ticket to the first Grand Slam final.

In the other women's semis, Simona Halep is one win away from taking over the WTA No. 1 ranking and her first Grand Slam with a well-earned win over Karolina Pliskova.

In the doubles front, Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski were crowned mixed doubles winners.


With her 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 win over Bacsinszky, Ostapenko became the first player from Latvia and the first unseeded player to reach Roland Garros final since Mima Jausovec in 1983.

Halep, who reached her first Grand Slam final here in 2014, where she lost to five-time Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova, has a chance to be No. 1 for the first time in her career, and to win her first Grand Slam.


No. 2 seed Pliskova did not play her best tennis today, but then again, clay is not her favorite surface. She did not create a lot of chances for herself today as she fell 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Halep.

Notable Matches:

Mixed Doubles Final:

[7] Gabriela Dabrowski/Rohan Bopanna defeat Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Robert Farah 2-6 6-2 [12-10]

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