11th of June 2017

Jelena Ostapenko wins 2017 French Open

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko has won the 2017 French Open. (Roland Garros). She fought back to stun third seed Simona Halep and become Latvia’s first Grand Slam Champion at the French Open. The score was 4-6 6-4 6-3.

The 20-year old trailed by a set and was down 3-0 in the second set to Halep.

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.

The difference was clear in the final statistics with Ostapenko hitting 54 winners and 54 errors to Halep’s eight winners and 10 errors.

(Attack beats defence for Ostapenko)