Showing posts with label Jelena Ostapenko. Show all posts
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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stephens wins Miami Open title

Stephens wins Miami Open title
Stephens wins Miami Open title

Sloane Stephens defeated Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 6-1 to claim the Miami Open 2018 title.

After a tense first set, the U.S. Open champion reeled off six consecutive games in the second to beat the French Open winner and claim her first Miami title after a slow start to the season.

"I wasn't expecting a title here or anywhere, really. I just wanted to make sure I got my game back where I wanted it to be," Florida native Stephens said in a courtside interview after extending her record in finals to 6-0.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Svitolina, Kerber and Pliskova advance in Dubai

Svitolina, Kerber and Pliskova advance in Dubai

Elina Svitolina defeated Wang Qiang 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships and advanced into the quarter-finals.

Svitolina scraped through after saving nine of 11 break points against the world number 46 who entered the field as a lucky loser after the withdrawal of Petra Kvitova.

"I was a little bit angry at myself that I didn't bring my best game in the end of the second set. I had to accept and bounce back," Svitolina said. "But I was very happy the way I was playing.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Video: Jelena Ostapenko press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko press conference (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Jelena Ostapenko following her match against Ying-Ying Duan in the second at the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Ostapenko v Duan match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko v Ying-Ying Duan match highlights (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Match Highlights form Jelena Ostapenko's win against Ying-Ying Duan in the second round of the Australian Open 2018.

Video: Jelena Ostapenko on court interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko on court interview (2R) | Australian Open 2018

Jelena Ostapenko's following her win against Ying-Ying Duan in the second round of the Australian Open 2018.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Video: Jelena Ostapenko press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Jelena Ostapenko speaks to the press following her first round victory on Day 1.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Video: Jelena Ostapenko on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Jelena Ostapenko's chat on court after her first round victory at the 2018 Australian Open.

Video: Ostapenko v Schiavone highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko v Francesca Schiavone highlights (1R) | Australian Open 2018

Highlights from Jelena Ostapenko's straight sets victory over Francesca Schiavone at the 2018 Australian Open.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Video: Jelena Ostapenko profile at Australian Open 2018

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After a French Open title in 2017, will Jelena Ostapenko add some more Grand Slam silverware to her already-impressive resume?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Makarova stuns Ostapenko in sweltering Sydney

Makarova stuns Ostapenko in sweltering Sydney
Makarova stuns Ostapenko in sweltering Sydney

Ekaterina Makarova upset Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 6-1 in the opening round of the Sydney International.

Makarova rode an early break for a 5-3 lead and, even though her Latvian opponent got back to 5-5, raced away with the first set tiebreak.

Ostapenko, who also lost her opening match in Shenzhen last week, put up a fierce fight at the start of the second set but faded after losing her first service game and Makarova moved on to face Barbora Strycova or Daria Kasatkina.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Serena Williams Losses First Tennis Match Since Giving Birth

Serena Williams Losses First Tennis Match Since Giving Birth

Serena Williams made her return to the tennis circuit this weekend, losing to Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi.

Ostapenko beat her 6-2, 3-6 and then 10-5 in a super tiebreaker but the new mother seemed thrilled with her performance despite the loss.

“For me, it is all about physical, how I am feeling physically ... I am just proud being out here and playing in Abu Dhabi and to be able to just compete,” she said during a post-match press conference. “I have had a tough few months and I am just excited to be able to play again.”

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ostapenko makes season-ending WTA Finals

Ostapenko makes season-ending WTA Finals

Jelena Ostapenko became the seventh player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Wednesday.

The Latvian, who will make her first appearance in the Oct. 22-29 event, joins Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

"I'm extremely happy to qualify for my very first WTA Finals," the 20-year-old said on the WTA website (www.wtatennis.com). "I've had a great season and hope I can continue to play my best tennis in front of all the fans in Singapore."

Friday, September 29, 2017

Barty vs Garcia in Wuhan Open final

Barty vs Garcia in Wuhan Open final

Ashleigh Barty of Australia reached her biggest WTA final when she beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-0 at the Wuhan Open on Friday.

Barty will play Caroline Garcia in the final after the Frenchwoman beat qualifier Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-3, 6-2 in the other semifinal.

Ostapenko, the last surviving seed at No. 8, appeared tired. Her previous three matches, including a win over top-ranked Garbine Muguruza on Thursday, all went three sets. But Barty's three previous matches went the distance, too, plus she reached the semifinals in doubles.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ostapenko downs Muguruza to reach Wuhan semis


Ostapenko downs Muguruza to reach Wuhan semis

Jelena Ostapenko beat Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Wuhan Open quarterfinals.

Ostapenko came from a break down in the deciding set, winning the last five games to beat Muguruza for the first time and a world No. 1 for the first time.

"I just beat No. 1 and it's amazing," Ostapenko said.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Jelena Ostapenko US Open Day 2 Interview

Jelena Ostapenko US Open Day 2 Interview

J. OSTAPENKO/L. Arruabarrena 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. (Question about Kristaps Porzingis.)

JELENA OSTAPENKO: I'm actually not on Twitter, so I didn't know that. I knew that he followed me on Instagram, so that's really cool. It's great that he posted that I won the French Open.

Q. You never talked to him, though? Have you ever met him, seen him in Latvia?

JELENA OSTAPENKO: No, not yet. I haven't seen him. We're from different cities. He lives in a city like two hours' drive from capital. I know he plays here in New York City, maybe he'll be here during the US Open and we'll have a chance to meet.

Monday, August 28, 2017

US Open Video: Jelena Ostapenko And CoCo Vandeweghe Practice

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US Open Video: Jelena Ostapenko And CoCo Vandeweghe Practice

Jelena Ostapenko and CoCo Vandeweghe are practicing on the Grandstand.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mladenovic and Ostapenko upset in Rogers Cup first round

Mladenovic and Ostapenko upset in Rogers Cup first round

Kristina Mladenovic lost 6-2 6-3 to Barbora Strycova while Jelena Ostapenko was beaten by Varvara Lepchenko 1-6 7-6 7-6 at the Rogers Cup.

After breezing through the first set, Ostapenko's nerves began to show and unforced errors helped the Lepchenko take the final two sets in tiebreaks.

Strycova reached the second round for the fourth straight year to leave Mladenovic winless in four attempts on the Canadian hardcourts after the first match on an overcast center court in Toronto lasted just 75 minutes.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Video: Jelena Ostapenko Wimbledon 2017 quarter-final press conference

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko Wimbledon 2017 quarter-final press conference

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Venus Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon semi-final after dispatching Jelena Ostapenko

Venus Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon semi-final after dispatching Jelena Ostapenko

Venus Williams defeated Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 at the 2017 Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, Venus was playing in her 100th singles match at the All England Club, while Ostapenko was in only her eighth.

That gulf in experience was immediately apparent when Venus broke in the second game and cruised through the first set in serene fashion.

Video: Jelena Ostapenko Wimbledon 2017 fourth round press conference

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Video: Jelena Ostapenko Wimbledon 2017 fourth round press conference

Jelena Ostapenko discusses reaching the Wimbledon 2017 quarter-finals for the first time.