Jelena Ostapenko is a Latvian professional tennis player. She has career-high WTA rankings of world No. 5 in singles, achieved on 19 March 2018, and world No. 17 in doubles, reached on 2 March 2020.
She reached the third round of a major for the first time at the Australian Open, where she lost in three sets to Karolna Plková despite serving for the match in the third set.
The 19-year-old made it all the way to the final of the Charleston Open before falling to fellow teenager Daria Kasatkina.
While ranked 47th in the world, Ostapenko won the French Open, defeating the likes of Monica Puig, Louisa Chirico, Lesia Tsurenko, and Samantha Stosur in four straight sets. Caroline Wozniacki was the next opponent she played in the quarterfinals.
Despite being down a set to her, Ostapenko battled back to advance to her maiden Grand Slam semifinal. When she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, she became the first Latvian woman and the first teenager in a decade to achieve so, playing Timea Bacsinszky on 8 June, the birthdays of both players.
For the first time since Mima Jauovec’s final appearance at the French Open in 1983, an unseeded female player advanced to the final, becoming her the first Latvian player to reach a major final.
Ostapenko won her first professional title by rallying from a set and 3-0 down against third-seeded Simona Halep in the final.
Has Ostapenko Won a Grand Slam?
As it stands now, Latvian professional tennis player Jelena Ostapenko has one (1) Grand slam won (singles). Also, As of today, Ostapenko has won five WTA championships, including three at the WTA 500 level or higher on different surfaces—one Grand Slam title on clay (2017 Roland Garros), one WTA 500 on grass (2021 Eastbourne), and now one WTA 500 on hard (2022 Dubai).