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Sports Illustrated: A Classic Final

Jon Wertheim analyzed what he calls one of the great Grand Slam finals in recent memory between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep.

Published June 07, 2014 12:11

Sports Illustrated: A Classic Final
Maria Sharapova

The first three set French Open final since Jennifer Capriati beat Kim Clijsters in 2001 was a thriller.

Sharapova's powerful forehand was on full display, but so was Simona Halep's mix of effective defense and offense.

When the dust settled, Sharapova had pulled out a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 triumph.

Read Jon Wertheim's breakdown of the dramatic final right here.

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