Tennis - Halep, Ostapenko eye French title

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- Simona Halep is targeting the world number one ranking in Saturday's French Open final but fast-rising Latvian upstart Jelena Ostapenko threatens to crash the Romanian's party as a first-time major champion will be crowned. Halep lost the 2014 French Open final to Maria Sharapova but the Romanian says she is better prepared this time. "My game is stronger, and it's different. I think more about the game, and I play smarter, in my opinion, and also physically," she said. "I'm much better, stronger. Attitude better. I think I'm different player, and I'm much stronger than 2014." Ostapenko is the first Latvian to reach a Slam final

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