"I don't know if I will win, but I will take a big love from you and that's the most important for me", he said.
On facing Halep in Saturday's final, Stephens said: "I'm expecting her to compete".
Although they will face each other in a high-stakes match, they acted as they always do around each other in the past few days.
Life came at me fast after the U.S. Open, said Stephens, whose late father, John, was the 1988 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year with the New England Patriots.
"I think that I have done really well, but I'd like to keep going", she said.
Halep will play Madison Keys or Sloane Stephens in Saturday's final.
Putintseva made the first significant move with a break in the seventh game, but failed to serve out the set as Keys found her range. She won't hit outright winners off that explosive Muguruza serve, but she'll have a better chance of getting the serve back in play than any previous opponent.
On the other hand, Stephens comfortably defeated wily Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-1.
"There is a lot of times where I feel like she made the ball by a centimeter, and I was missing it".
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Thiem called their upcoming quarterfinal "the matchup most fans in Germany and Austria were hoping for when they saw the draw". The 98th-ranked Putintseva was trying to become the first player from Kazakhstan to advance to a Grand Slam semifinal.
What's more, whereas Stephens barely had to get out of second gear in her semi-final, Halep was a force to be reckoned with as she beat Muguruza 6-1, 6-4.
Not to be one who does things half-heartedly, Stephens then captured her first Premier level title at the Miami Open and won both her singles in the United States' Fed Cup semi-final victory over France.
Prediction: Keys has come a long way, but the game on clay is second nature to Stephens. Stephens struggled to reproduce her performance during the fortnight at Flushing Meadows over the remainder of the season.
Putintseva is trying to become the first player from Kazakhstan to advance to a Grand Slam semifinal.
Keys, who lived for years in Boca Raton before recently moving to Orlando, did it in 2009.
"I'm just not thinking about tennis at the moment".
Novak Djokovic found himself two sets down against Marco Cecchinato, losing the second set 7-6 (4) in a tiebreak.
Until the moment they step into the main stadium at Roland Garros for Thursday's semifinal, both promised, there will be no awkwardness between them.
For her part Keys said she had "lived and died every point" watching on TV as 10th seed Stephens nearly lost to Italy's Camila Giorgi in round three last week.
Across the way at Court Suzanne Lenglen, No. 5 del Potro got distracted by a spectator right before a key double-fault, then marched over toward the stands to try to figure out who it was.
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