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French Open 2017: Champion Jelena Ostapenko believes anything is possible

The 2017 French Open women’s final at Roland Garros will showcase unranked Jelena Ostapenko against No. 3 Simona Halep.”I can’t believe I am the French Open champion at just 20″.Halep’s defensive skills were outstanding and she regained her composure to go up 3-1 in the third, only for Ostapenko to hit back again.Two days after celebrating her 20th birthday, unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia gave herself – and her country – another reason, a bigger one, to celebrate – the French Open women’s singles title.With her signature powerful forehand, Ostapenko nailed 14 winners, also suffering 23 unforced errors. She played really well in the very tough moments for her when I was up a set and 3-0. She’s the first competitor – man or woman – to win make the French her first career title since Gustavo Kuerten accomplished that feat in 1997, the day Ostapenko was born. “There are no words”.The Latvian, 20, hit 54 winners on her way to a “dream” 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over Romania’s Simona Halep.June. 10 (ANI): In was unexpected yet spectacular, as unseeded Jelena Ostapenko produced a stunning fightback to crush Simona Halep and win the French Open title.”I was just still trying to play very aggressive and to go for a shot when I had the possibility”.”I was losing 6-4, 3-0, and then in my mind I was just going to enjoy the match, and try to fight until the last point. I’m glad it finished my way”, added the Latvian who finished the tournament with 299 winners, more than any other woman or man. Jelena recovered from the early loss and played ferociously which saw her win the next two sets comfortably by 6-4, 6-3.Now that Ostapenko has one Slam under her belt, she is hungry for more.The 15-year-old Osuigwe defeated Claire Liu, who is aged 17, in the second ever all-American final.Halep’s steady approach looked like taking her to a first Grand Slam title but she appeared drained at the end by the constant barrage coming from across the net. Her first, also at Roland Garros, was in 2014 against Maria Sharapova. To play a final, it’s an fantastic thing. I’m just so happy.But Ostapenko simply does not do fear and she continued to attack, slamming groundstroke winners on both sides, the power of her striking drawing gasps from the crowd.The victory in Paris will also see her world ranking rocket to No. 12 tomorrow, boosting her chances of qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore in October. Osuigwe won the match 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3.”She came out like a thunderstorm in that third set (against Bacsinszky)”, seven-time champion Chris Evert said.From Halep’s point of view her first time out of the gates at a Slam final, she was surrounded by an entourage of around 50 family and friends, and this time she kept it simple – and it nearly worked.