French Open: Jelena Ostapenko wins first ever Grand Slam

French Open: the women’s singles final sees Jelena Ostapenko earning her first ever Grand Slam. Here’s a look at her remarkable achievement.

The French Open women’s singles title goes to Jelena Ostapenko.

At just 20-years-old, the young Latvian player defeats Simona Halep in the finals at Roland Garros. Her Grand Slam title proves that she is a rising star in the sport.

Halep came out strong, winning the first set 6-4.

The Romanian tennis star was the clear favorite coming into the match. She had defeated the likes of Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina among others.

After a 3-0 start for Halep in the second set, Ostapenko roared back to win 6-4. The momentum quickly changed and Ostapenko carried it right into the final set. The young Latvian remained poised throughout the entire match, forcing Halep to cover every inch of the court.

Ostapenko took the final set 6-3.

Winning the French Open women’s singles title is a remarkable feat for the young Latvian tennis player.

Not only is the win at the French Open her first ever Grand Slam title, but it is Ostapenko’s first ever WTA singles title. All smiles after the match, the young Latvian was filled with emotion. There is no doubt that Halep will remain a top player in women’s singles, but look for Ostapenko to also continue to make her mark on the sport.

Stay tuned to see how Ostapenko fares in the second half of the year.

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