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Jelena Ostapenko scales new heights in unlikely French Open triumph

Jelena Ostapenko- cropped Getty Images
Bennie Garza | 17 June, 2017, 10:29

Before arriving in Paris, she had prize earnings of $1,288,260 for her whole career.

Ostapenko was 10 when she first mentioned winning the French Open one day, her mother said.

"I'm really happy to win here", Ostapenko said after the match, evidently under the huge influence of emotions, "I think I still can not believe it because it was my dream and now it came true".

In retrospect, Halep probably would have liked to have been more aggressive, but she knew going in that she would be outhit - that there would be periods when she would just watch the ball fly by, unable to do anything about it.

She even received a phonecall from Latvia's president. She put the secret of her success as the errors mounted to letting go some of the anxiety she felt before the match.

It was not always like that. "So I think it's maybe kind of new generation", said Ostapenko.

"Now I want to congratulate Jelena - it's an fantastic thing. It's made for soccer". Because of all the incredible things she acheived in the span of one tournament, there's no reason to think she can't make a deep run, and possibly get another win, at the All England Club when Wimbeldon commences in less than a month. The impatience of youth not only showed up in Ostapenko's play but also, occasionally, in her demeanour. "I was just trying to go for shots when I could and on match point".

"Enjoy it. I am a little sick in the stomach but I want to win it one day. So she's going to be exhausted, it will be a good chance for her to recharge the batteries, spend some time at home and hopefully the Romanian people will get behind her". If the third seed managed to put a potential victor back into play, the youngster would hit another victor which would land inside more often than not. Through the seven rounds of the tournament, she hit an incredible 299 winners with youthful abandon. "That's unbelievable. There are not so many players like that". "At some point I was like a spectator on court", she said.

Her daughter has taken her by surprise by winning a grand slam so early in her career, but she recalled how it was a triumph 10 years in the making. Her coach, Darren Cahill, said it would have been a "nice bonus" but that this possibility did not add stress to her preparations.

Nadal has a 15-3 record against Wawrinka, but the third-seeded Swiss player won the only time they met in a Grand Slam final, at the 2014 Australian Open. But in the deciding moments, I played pretty well. Her attitude clearly reflects in her style of play, an all out victor laden approach, not caring about the unforced errors leaking points. "I was very close to take the first Grand Slam and also No. 1 in the world".

Ostapenko set the tone immediately on a raucous Court Philippe Chatrier, disguising any nerves with an array of bruising groundstrokes to break Halep in the opening game.

But the other side of her game came out when she gave the game straight back, and it was a similar story when Ostapenko broke again to lead 3-2.

Many parts of Ostapenko's game malfunctioned at various times in this match, which is usually a kiss of death against the consistent, speedy, error-free Halep.

"This one hurts a lot maybe because I am more - I realise more what is happening", she says, comparing this defeat to the one she suffered to Sharapova in 2014.

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