20 Year Old Jelena Ostapenko Claims First Grand Slam Title After Beating Simona Halep In French Open Final

Jelena Ostapenko

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko fought back to stun third seed Simona Halep and become Latvia’s first Grand Slam champion at the French Open.

Jelena defeated 25-year-old Romanian Simona Halep  a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win  in the final.
Not only did she defeat Halep, she also ousted former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, former French Open finalist Samantha Stosur and 2015 semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky.
Ostapenko, ranked 47th, had never won a Tour-level title before and was playing in only her eighth Grand Slam.

She is the first unseeded woman to win at Roland Garros since 1933.

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