Simona Halep reaches French Open final

She will face Jelena Ostapenko

Simona Halep, French Open

Simona Halep (ROU) in action during her match against Karolina Pliskova (CZE) on day twelve of the 2017 French Open tennis tournament at Stade Roland Garros. USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images

Simona Halep will play Jelena Ostapenko in Saturday's French Open women's final.

Halep beat second seed Karolina Pliskova in three sets to reach a second Roland Garros final in four years.

Halep who is third seed for the tournament won 6-4 3-6 6-3 against a player who could have risen to World No 1 had she won the match.

Halep has previously reached a French Open final once before in 2014 which is the only previous time the 25 year old Romanian had reached a Grand Slam final.

She has semi final appearances to her name at Wimbledon and the US Open previously.

Meanwhile, Ostapenko had celebrated her 20th birthday by delivering a three set victory over Timea Bacsinszkyto become the first unseeded woman in a French Open final since 1983.