Maybe all of those losses in Grand Slam finals helped Simona Halep actually win one.
She'd gone 0-3 in matches with a major trophy on the line before facing Sloane Stephens for the French Open title Saturday, so there was plenty to remember: what it felt like to give a lead away, to make a key mistake, to walk away with regrets.
"All the experience from those three finals that I lost ... was a positive thing," Halep said, "and gave me a little bit more power to believe."
Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 and win the championship at Roland Garros in a...