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Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko French Open final live score match updates

Jelena Ostapenko wins the French Open 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Updated: 10 June 2017 20:59 IST - Published: 10 June 2017 18:48 IST
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Ostapenko came into this tournament unseeded, unheralded, and made her way in.

From World No. 47 she moves to World No. 12.
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Fun fact: Guga Kuerten won his first ever Roland Garros title on 8 June 1997. Like Ostapenko, that was his first title and first GS. 

And 8 Jun 1997 is the day young Jelena Ostapenko was born. Poetic.
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Jelena Ostapenko is Latvia's first ever Grand Slam champion! She wins 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 after being a set and 0-3 down in the second. 
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World No. 47 vs World No. 3. Former French Open runner-up vs relatively inexperienced player who only turned 20 on the day of her semi-final.
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JELENA OSTAPENKO WINS THE FRENCH OPEN!!!
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5-3. 

Ostapenko holds with a stupendous cross-court backhand. Halep just can't manage a return. 

Unfortunately she'll now serve to stay in the match. 
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A fabulous backhand from Ostapenko across the court. We actually said *WOW* here, collectively.

Halep runs into the net for a great shot but Ostapenko is playing risky and it's paying off. YEAAAHH! 


Break to Ostapenko at 4-3.
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Some great defensive tennis and a couple of nervy shots from Jelena Ostapenko. She's really angry with herself for sending that otherwise well-executed shot just a touch wide and she loses ad. But no matter, she's held that game anyway.

3-3.
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How close are these Ostapenko shots?! They kiss the line and to an untrained eye look like they're out.

They ain't out, pardner. 

That was some brilliant stuff from Ostapenko and she sends a forehand just as close. Halep at the baseline RUNS to her right to get it and misses out.

Break to Ostapenko and we're back on serve in the decider. What do you think will happen?

Halep 3-2.
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Ostapenko is sending some big shoulder-heavy returns in there. She's got to break point - but nets it to give deuce to Halep.
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After what seems like a tense service hold for 2-1, Simona Halep races to her first break point AT LOVE. 

A good forehand winner from Ostapenko. But Halep hits that one with some blistering force. 

3-1. 
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And Jelena holds her own! She's hit 18 more winners than Halep has in the last set. 
EIGHTEEN.
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Halep holds serve now... but not after Ostapenko threatens her significantly with a couple of BP. 

1-0
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Did I say Ostapenko couldn't get back in this? I was wrong. She has. She's hitting the ball all over the court and Halep just can't make those shots in time. 

Ostapenko punches the air a la Stan Wawrinka and whoops and cheers - and so does her player's box. 6-4. Talk about a fight. Those angles were very, very good.
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40-0?? What is this?? At 5-4 now, Ostapenko will serve for a decider!
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ANOTHER BREAK OF SERVE!!!! JELENA OSTAPENKO IS DRIVING this van now.
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And she holds! A couple of fabulous winners off Ostapenko's racket and she's clawing back in. Three games at a go for Osta and she's picked up momentum already! 

3-3
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From 3-1.... Ostapenko breaks.

Didn't see that coming.

3-2
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She holds that service game but it's looking a bit tired now and it's difficult to see Ostapenko come back from this.
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Ostapenko holds with a couple of great winners and her shots are really a joy to watch. They're just not enough though with 32 UE so far to 23 winners. 
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That was a stunning winner from Ostapenko down the sidelines and she almost takes it to a break back. Can't really build on it though, and Halep holds out with a THUNDERING forehand. Best way to describe it.

Game Halep.

She leads 3-0. 

And it's not just Ostapenko's serve that looks broken at the moment...
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And that's the break to Halep in set 2! She leads 2-0 now and the crowd is chanting loudly! SI MO NA! SI MO NA! 
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After a 35-minute first set, Halep is on the attack in the second. She scores point after point after point and quickly that's her first service game.

1-0 in set 2.
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And again errors, errors from Ostapenko. She sends that serve LONG, and Halep whoops! 

FIRST SET TO SIMONA HALEP, 6-4