Halep progresses in French Open (photo credit: EPA)

World number one Simona Halep battled from one set down to overcome Angelique Kerber 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 6-2 and book a place in the last four of the French Open.

Halep, a two-time finalist, is on course for her first Roland Garros triumph by beating the German.

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The 28-year-old will next play 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza in the semis on Thursday.

The Spaniard reached the semi-finals after beating Russia’s Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-1 on Wednesday.

In the other semi-final game, Sloane Stephens will confront Madison Keys in a repeat of the 2017 US Open final.