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Jelena Ostapenko first talked of winning French Open at 10, says mother Jelena Jakovleva

Couple of other individuals saw it coming however Jelena Ostapenko's mom was not astonished that her girl blasted into the spotlight to assert the French Open title in stupendous form on Saturday. 

The unseeded Ostapenko, 20, brought down Romanian third seed Simona Halep 4 6-4 6-3 in the last, hitting an amazing 54 victors and taking her competition count to 299. 

Those numbers are offset her unforced blunders — 54 on Saturday and 271 altogether — yet they were insufficient to stop the vitality charged Ostapenko from bulldozing her way to the title, terminating quicker forehands by and large than men's reality number one Andy Murray. 

Asked when she understood her little girl had so much power, Jelena Jakovleva stated: "The day she was conceived. "She had a similar vitality when she was close to nothing, it was exceptionally troublesome," Jakovleva, who mentors her little girl, told a gathering of correspondents at Roland Garros. 

"She moved, swam, played tennis, she played football since she had so much vitality. She's courageous, she battles for each point." Ostapenko was 10 when she initially specified winning the French Open one day, Jakovleva said. 

"She was on a journey with her dad at Roland Garros and she said perhaps one time I will end up being a champion here." after two years, in 2009, she would win the Open 10-12 in the 12-year-old class, at the Tennis Club de Boulogne Billancourt, a short distance from Roland Garros, joining Amelie Mauresmo and Justine Henin on the rundown of victors. 

Jakovleva remained home in Latvia amid the main week of the current year's French Open however even after she touched base in Paris she couldn't watch her little girl's matches from the stands. "I was anxious," she said. "What's more, Jelena has more concentration in case I'm not there." 

At the Australian Open, Ostapenko lost her nerve in the third round when serving for the match at 5-2 in the decider against Karolina Pliskova, in the end losing 4 6-0 10-8. "At the Australian Open she played exceptionally well however lost when 5-2 up. We dealt with that and changed a couple of things and she now is mentally more grounded," Jakovleva clarified. 

Ostapenko, who will ascend to world number 12 from 47 taking after Saturday's win, likewise worked a considerable measure on her forehand, which was then her weakest shot. 

"Her forehand was so-so. So she buckled down on it." Halep acknowledged exactly how hard her adversary had dealt with that on Saturday. "She can remove the racket from your hands," Halep's mentor Darren Cahill said.

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