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French Open preview: Sharapova stands in way of Romania's 36-year wait

Jun 06, 2014    

One has nothing to lose, the other is expected to win on Saturday.Even though Romania's Simona Halep is the higher seed, at four, Maria Sharapova is the household name, the face on the billboards and is playing in her third successive French Open final.Halep has not dropped a set on the way to challenging for the Suzanne Lenglen Cup, and the 1,650,000 euro (1.33 million pound)cheque, having never gone further than the quarter-finals of a grand slam before."I have nothing to lose. I will keep this in my mind always. I will try to hit very relaxed," the 22-year-old told reporters after...

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