A good birthday present was given by the Latvian woman Jelena Ostapenko, due to the fact that in two days she had turned 20 years old and was already imposing her law in the Roland Garros winners in the final with Romanian Simona Halep.
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The Latvian who is the 47th best in the world faced the final to Simona Halep, who ended up defeated 4-6, 6-4, and 6-3 in two hours of play. The tennis player who for some months tries to temper her fire temper with the advice of the Spanish Anabel Medina, had overshadowed the women’s table and ended up dominating to beat Halep, who played his second final in Paris, having been defeated in the 2014 against the Russian Maria Sharapova, and who aspired to become the first Romanian to become the number 1 in the world by winning that encounter.
Ostapenko had not previously won tournaments
These were her first words to be a winner “I can not believe being a Roland Garros champion with only 20 years, is something exceptional. I’m living a dream “said the young tennis player. With this victory, the Latvian opens its palmares, since before had not won any, so it follows the path of Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, the last player to win a tournament at Roland Garros the first of his career, something that made the 8 of June 1997, the day Jelena was born in Riga.
In the women’s box, the last tennis player to have won her first Grand Slam title was the American Barbara Jordan, who won in the 1979 Australian Open.
“This has always been my dream, as a child I always imagined I was here competing and today it comes true,” Ostapenko said in an interview on the court.
“Of course I was very nervous,” he said of his comeback. “I tried to stay aggressive to give the correct blows, I knew that if I continued being aggressive and strong, eventually my game would undoubtedly be afloat,” she said.
Ostapenko thanks to her dexterity and aggressiveness as she claims that she applied as a strategy she achieved her total dominance against Halep who surpassed 54-8 in the final score of Winners, although it must also be mentioned that she committed much more unforced errors, 54 -10. Halep, a 25-year-old Romanian tennis player, played his second final of a Roland Garros, after losing in 2014 to Maria Sharapova in the same scenario. It is to remember that the tennis player Ostapenko played its eighth tournament of Grand Slam, although never before had surpassed the third round. As a curious fact, this young tennis player had never won a tournament of this competitive level.
She is a professional Latvian tennis player. She has won two singles titles and two WTA Tour doubles titles in addition to seven individual titles and eight doubles titles on the ITF Tour,
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