By Piers Newbery
Maria Sharapova drew on her fighting spirit once again to beat Simona Halep in a dramatic final and win her second French Open title.
The Russian came through 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 in three hours and two minutes at Roland Garros.
It was the fourth match in a row that saw Sharapova clinch victory in a final set.
She has now won five Grand Slam titles, taking her to joint-11th on the all-time list alongside Martina Hingis.
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