Halep taking 'chilled' approach to French Open final

Halep taking 'chilled' approach to French Open final

Simona Halep will stay "chilled" and does not plan a change of approach when she goes in search of a first grand slam title in the French Open final against Sloane Stephens.

Halep produced a magnificent semi-final performance at Roland Garros on Thursday to beat Garbine Muguruza 6-1 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier. 

That dominant victory ensured the top seed will remain top of the rankings but a maiden major title is the main objective for the Romanian.

Halep has lost all three grand slams finals she has played in, but last year's runner-up does not plan to try something different when she faces US Open champion Stephens on Saturday. 

"I don't know what I will change. Probably nothing, because I will keep my routine." said the 26-year-old.

"I have more experience now, I feel calm. I feel that I have to enjoy it today, the victory, because it's a great match and I have two more days until I will play the final.

"So I will stay chilled. I will relax and then we will see what is going to happen Saturday, but for sure I will fight for every ball."

Halep added: "Of course, like I said, it's a big opportunity, it's a big chance, but you never know.

"I lost three times until now and no one died, so it will be okay. I think, more confident, because I have a lot of experience.

"But in tennis, you never know, so I will stay chilled."