"It was a very tough match today. I couldn't believe that I came from behind again. She played really well and she was fighting the whole match," said Halep.

"I'm very excited that I can play in my biggest final tomorrow. I hope that I can control my emotions and just play.

"I just have to enjoy it. I'm really happy that I can play the final here in Madrid."

However, the 22-year-old is aware of the size of the task that awaits her in Sharapova having lost in their only two meetings to date.


I am confused and cannot tell what the "having lost in their only two meetings" here means.

But please, do not define the whole phrase, break it down.


The word 'meeting' in your highlighted sentence, taken in context, means a tennis match. It conveys that Halep has previously played against Sharapova twice, and lost on both occasions. As a result, she is aware that defeating Sharapova in the next game will not be easy.

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