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French Open Semi-finals Preview: Battle of birthday girls while Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova chase World No 1

There is something for every one of the four women in the semi-finals of the French Open in Paris. When they take court on Thursday evening, the above all else need is get a win and move into the last on Saturday with a shot at the Suzanne-Lenglen Cup. None of the four ladies have won a Grand Slam and come Saturday, somebody would include "1" to their rundown of Grand Slam titles. 

After the blended duplicates last including Rohan Bopanna (read more on that here), the ladies' semi-last will be played on Philippe-Chatrier with Jelena Ostapenko going up against Timea Bacsinszky and that will be trailed by Simona Halep versus Karolina Pliskova. 

Halep versus Pliskova – Tussle for top rank 

On Wednesday, Halep was everything except out of the French Open against Elina Svitolina. But, 24 hours or so later, she would be playing in the following round. The Romanian was down 3-6, 1-5 to Svitolina who has summoned the most titles this year and hoped to be made a beeline for the leave entryway. Be that as it may, she survived, sparing a match point all the while, to in the long run win 3-6, 7-6, 6-0. 

The stakes for the elimination round will be higher than simply reserving a place in the last: if Pliskova wins, she assumes control as World No 1 – supplanting Angelique Kerber. On the off chance that Halep wins and goes ahead to win the title, she will assume control as World No 1. In any case, ought to Halep win today and after that lose in the last, Kerber remains as top-positioned player on the planet. 

Both these ladies have verged on winning a Grand Slam yet missed the mark. Halep was the runner-up in Paris in 2014 while Pliskova lost in the US Open last a year ago. For Pliskova, number one positioning will act as a major helper in the elimination round against Halep who she has beaten only once in five matches. This will be their initially meeting on mud. 

"There can't be an option that is greater than to play for being world No. 1," Pliskova said. "In any case, there's such a great amount in the diversion: There's a Grand Slam last here, and the opposite side of the draw is truly open. I think this will be the hardest match, perhaps, of my profession. What's more, on dirt, to play Simona, I believe it will be extremely intense. I'm not without chances — unquestionably I have a few weapons — however it will be intense," she said. 

Upbeat birthday? Only for a bit 



The other elimination round, first to highlight, will have gutsy Latvian Ostapenko go up against Swiss Bacsinszky. By chance, them two offer their birthday – which is on Thursday – and one would get the chance to blow the candles loaded with grins and a place in the last reserved. Where Ostapenko turns 20, Bacsinszky will turn 28. 

Ostapenko turned into the principal young person to achieve the elimination rounds of a Grand Slam since Ana Ivanovic did in 2007. Furthermore, she did as such to the detriment of previous World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki all while hitting 38 victors. Before that, against Sam Stosur, another Grand Slam victor, she had sent in 46 champs. 

Be that as it may, things would get trickier against the greatly experienced Bacsinszky who has as of now demonstrated her mental sturdiness by beating Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic who had the Parisian swarm behind her in a rain-influenced coordinate. 

"Her odds are superb in the event that she plays with 90 percent of her capacity, I think she would have an opportunity to win the entire thing," Mats Wilander told Reuters. "She has so much power however the stressing thing is she tosses in matches where she is under 50 percent and she could beat herself. Is it accurate to say that she is develop enough to play Bacsinszky and not simply close her eyes and burst away?"

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