Former Grand Slam champion’s aggressive game shoots down Estonian ace
Jelena Ostapenko, a former Wimbledon
The Latvian, who had reached the dizzy heights of world no.5 three years but languishes way outside the top 30, relied on her thunderous serve as the main weapon to register her maiden success in three meetings with Ostapenko.
She proved too strong in all departments, learning skills from
“I was really mentally ready for it and I just tried to play my tennis. It’s great to have my name next to such great players.”2021 Viking International Champion Jelena Ostapenko
The 2017 French Open champion’s all court game saw her breeze into a 4–1 second set lead against
For Ostapenko this upturn in fortune, having failed to reach a
Ostapenko said, “I just enjoyed this week so much and I think it’s great to win a title just before Wimbledon – it gives me confidence.
“I was just trying to come in without expectations and to just enjoy the tennis because I know Anett is such a great player and that it was going to be a difficult match.
“Next week I just want to go again without any expectation to not be hard on myself, recover as much as I can and just to enjoy it because I think I’ve got some confidence and now it’s time to show some good tennis at Wimbledon.”