This Is The 20-Year-Old Who Won 2017 French Open


Jelena Ostapenko has made history as the first Grand slam winner from Latvia and also the 1st unseeded woman to win the French Open since Margaret Scriven of England in 1933.

She blew away favourite Simona Halep to win her first ever pro tournament at the French Open.

The world No 47, who only turned 20 on Thursday, hit 54 winners past the world No 3 in an extraordinary final. She also made 54 unforced errors.

The Latvian saved points to go 0-4 down in the second set to win 4-6 6-4 6-3 in two thrilling hours – and sealed the fairytale win with another backhand winner down the line.


The Roland Garros crowd chanted Ostapenko’s name during the match – and she was given a huge ovation after the shock victory.

Interestingly, Ostapenko who seemed to be the crowd favorite only chose tennis over ballroom dancing a few years ago and it sure looks like it was the right decision.

With Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova absent, a new star has been born.



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