The French Open women's singles final between Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens will be contested on Saturday June 9, scheduled for 3pm local time.

The 2017 final was between Romanian third seed Halep and Latvian surprise package Ostapenko. The then-19-year-old shocked the world with her three-set victory, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

2016 champion Garbiñe Muguruza had been knocked out in the fourth round by France's Kristina Mladenovic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3; and top seed and then-World No.1 Angelique Kerber had crashed out in the first round at the hands of Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

The 2018 French Open main draw featured 13 current or former Grand Slam champions, including Ostapenko, Muguruza, Kerber, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova.

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It also featured nine women who had reached the top of the rankings, including Victoria Azarenka, Karolina Pliskova, and current World No.1 Halep, who retains her ranking having reached the final.

The 2018 Roland Garros main draw featured ten Frenchwomen but the country best represented at the tournament was the USA, with 19 singles players, including 2018 finalist Stephens.

Whoever picks up the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen will collect a larger prize money cheque than in previous years. There has been a 10 per cent increase in the overall prize money pot for Roland Garros this year, bringing the total prize money on offer up to €39,197,000 ($48,252,000), with the singles champion ultimately receiving €2.2m ($2.7m).

The runner-up will receive €1.12m, with semifinalists winning €560,000.

Quarterfinalists receive €380,000, with €222,000 going to those reaching the fourth round.

Those who get to the third round receive €130,000, and those who get to the second round receive €79,000.

And first-round losers pick up €40,000 - more than 14 per cent more than they would have done in 2017.