Simona Halep the favourite to win the French Open, says Roland Garros legend

Simona Halep with Roland Garros trophy PA

Simona Halep has been backed by French Open legend Justine Henin to join an elite group of players in defending her Roland Garros crown.

Henin is one of just three women to have successfully defended her title at the tournament, the others being Monica Seles and Steffi Graf.

Helap, though, has all the tools needed to join that list, says the Belgian.

“It is going to be a very interesting tournament,” Henin is quoted to have said by the Indo-Asian News.

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“I think Simona Halep is going to be the favourite.

“I like her game, I like how she plays on clay because on clay you need to be a complete player, both physically and mentally.

“Every grand slam, you get one or two surprises. So, I am expecting that also to happen.”

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