Maria Sharapova French Open
Maria Sharapova will look to clinch her second French Open title with victory over Simona Halep in the finalReuters

Maria Sharapova will look to clinch her second French Open title in three years as she takes on Simona Halep of Romania in the final at Roland Garros.

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Sharapova has been at her fighting best this year in Paris, refusing to lie down and surrender and with it inching her way to her third straight final at the French Open.

The Russian won the title here in 2012, a title which helped here complete a career Grand Slam, defeating Sara Errani in the summit clash, before losing to Serena Williams in the 2013 final. If Sharapova manages to come out on the winning side on Saturday, it will be the first time she has won the same Grand Slam twice, having won each of the four majors once.

Sharapova holds all the statistical aces heading into the big match on Saturday, with the 27-year-old holding a 3-0 head-to-head record against Halep, including a win in Madrid recently.

"We played a few weeks ago, and it was a very, very tough match," Sharapova said of her win in Madrid last month. "I was happy to get through that one, because we hadn't played in a long time since then.

"Her level has definitely increased in the last year. With the way she's been playing, she's always a difficult player to play against. I think she's playing really well. She hasn't dropped a set this tournament.

"Despite all that, I'm in a Grand Slam final. No matter who is across the net, I feel it's a great opportunity for the both of us. I'll be there until the very last point."

The fourth-seeded Halep will head into the final as the higher ranked player, with Sharapova seeded seven, but for all intents and purposes it will be the Romanian who goes into her first Grand Slam final as the underdog.

Simona Halep French Open
Simona Halep is over the moon after defeating Andrea Petkovic in the semifinals, 5 JuneReuters

But then, in a final anything is possible, and if Halep can pin Sharapova on the back foot with her court craft, then we might just be looking at adding another new name to the major winners' list. Halep got off to a quick start in Madrid, thumping Sharapova in the first set 6-1, only to see her opponent make a stirring comeback to eventually come up trumps.

That ability to come back from a set down has been Sharapova's USP really in her past three matches, having done the same against Samantha Stosur in the fourth round, Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals and finally Eugenie Bouchard in the semis.

Halep, who cruised past Andrea Petkovic to keep her wonderful record of not dropping a set at the French Open this year intact, will know the importance of keeping her A game going right until the end.

"I don't know how I have to play to beat Maria, or if I can beat Maria," Halep said after her 6-2, 7-6 victory over Petkovic on Thursday.

"But I have to take that revenge. I will fight for this one. I played a really good match in Madrid first set. I started really well. I was very fast on court, and I opened the angles very well. But she came back very, very well and she hit strong, stronger than me at that moment.

"Now, I have to be aggressive again, to play fast, like my style, and to stay there with the nerves. It will be a tough moment for me. I know. I'm sure that will be. But I have to be happy and just to enjoy. I cannot say how I will feel Saturday. I cannot now. I don't know how is it to play a final of a Grand Slam."

That lack of big-match experience might just be the difference in the end; at least Sharapova, who will be playing her ninth Grand Slam final, will be hoping so.