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Jun 20th, 2017 05:55 AM
ytsejam
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

Full matches

2017 Roland Garros QF: Ostapenko vs Wozniacki Eurosport HD Language: Russian/English
Audio 1: RUS Audio 2: ENG

https://mega.nz/#!Gtxy2I6J!DTZn7dJPk...bT6qYCKcqnZ_Hk

2017 Roland Garros SF: Ostapenko vs Bacsinszky Eurosport HD Language: Russian/English
Audio 1: RUS Audio 2: ENG

https://mega.nz/#!z14hlJxK!_EN4aD292...K-1Ut9pcBz7_2Q

2017 Roland Garros F: Ostapenko vs Halep Eurosport HD Language: Russian/English
Audio 1: RUS Audio 2: ENG
Trophy Ceremony included

https://mega.nz/#!ixgi2DjJ!PoG72G6Es...nK_Ez3h6eEm2oM
Jun 18th, 2017 12:19 PM
Ballbasher
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

Smart decision not to rush back the tour.
Jun 18th, 2017 11:09 AM
Northstar
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Jun 16th, 2017 07:19 PM
Penc
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Jun 16th, 2017 04:49 PM
Onslow
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

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I can't help thinking that the mum-Jelena must have been stunning beauty when younger. And that man must be very tall because Jelena isn't a small girl.
Jun 16th, 2017 03:46 PM
Ballbasher
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

Jelena won breakthrough of the month, but only scored 9% for player of the month.

The WTA keeps the articles up as well this time citing Murray: Surprise champ Ostapenko could be new star, says Murray | WTA Tennis

And there is also quite a lot of international press:
Ostapenko sets sights Wimbledon after French Open win | Daily Mail Online
No, Jelena Ostapenko did not come from 'out of nowhere' in Paris | TENNIS.com
French Open 2017: Ten talking points ? brutal Rafael Nadal; Jelena Ostapenko, Rohan Bopanna?s first and more | The Indian Express
The Latvian in France
At the French Open, Fearlessness Wins | The New Yorker
http://www.economist.com/blogs/gamet...women-s-tennis
Jun 15th, 2017 08:46 PM
Northstar
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

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Jelena is the new face of Latvia. Wonder when she will get to Birmingham. Maybe taking another week off for a mental break from it all wouldn't be too bad. She would still have Eastbourne.
She dont care for that tournament
Jun 15th, 2017 08:17 PM
Ballbasher
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

Jelena is the new face of Latvia. Wonder when she will get to Birmingham. Maybe taking another week off for a mental break from it all wouldn't be too bad. She would still have Eastbourne.
Jun 15th, 2017 01:26 PM
Northstar
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Jun 15th, 2017 12:31 PM
chingching
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

She'll be seeded quite highly as well, #5 at the moment. I guess we should try and keep out expectations quite low given she probably hasn't practiced much since RG, but it would be great if she could bring her fearless hitting to the Grass
Jun 15th, 2017 12:18 PM
Ballbasher
Re: Jelena Ostapenko

With the withdrawals of Pliskova, Halep and Radwanska Jelena will now be seeded in Birmingham next week.
Jun 15th, 2017 08:50 AM
Penc
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Jelena Ostapenko scales new heights in unlikely French Open triumph



https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...-triumph#img-1

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“The first year [of juniors] I did not really understand how to play on grass. I didn’t really like it. Then year‑by‑year I liked it more and more because I understood how to play on grass and now I love that surface.”

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In January a young Latvian with a taste for danger arrived in Auckland for her opening tennis event of the year, but thinking most about jumping off the city’s Sky Tower. The 192-metre vertical drop is not for the faint-hearted and had her mother not intervened, Jelena Ostapenko would have joined the hundreds of people who have leapt off the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand. Five months on, Ostapenko is now 20 and the proud holder of the French Open title, her first grand slam crown in her eighth slam event.
Playing a fearless brand of tennis with a level of danger that shares similarities with the Auckland Sky Tower jump, Ostapenko took risks throughout the fortnight here and will return to Riga with a grand slam title in the bag. With Wimbledon just around the corner and her ranking having risen from 47 to 12, she is likely to be hugely dangerous.
In her seven matches here, she hit a remarkable 299 winners, 54 of them in the final as she took out Romania’s Simona Halep, the No4 seed, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, coming from a set and 3-0 down with a stunning array of groundstroke winners. It was one of the most unlikely grand slam wins in recent history but her all-for-nothing attitude earned her countless fans at Roland Garros as she bashed Halep off the court.
“I’m also a bit of an extreme person,” Ostapenko told a small group of reporters shortly after her final, when asked if she was as gung-ho in other aspects of her life.
“I like extreme things and that’s probably why I play aggressive tennis. I like, for example, to go to attraction parks and ride crazy roller-coasters – to do sky jumps, things like that, because I like scary things.
“When I was in Auckland I really wanted to jump from the tower but my mum really did not want me to do it because she felt it was kind of dangerous. But I [feel] like I am going to do it maybe next year.”
If her style is not quite as simple as “hit it and rip it”, there is no question that when Ostapenko sees a ball she thinks she can slap, she does. She missed plenty of times against Halep – 54 unforced errors in the final matched her winners count – but it worked, especially on big points, leaving the Romanian, as she later admitted, feeling like she was a spectator.
“Also you need to have tactics,” she said. “Of course, during the match I sometimes have to change something because if I see the player is doing something different, I also try to change. [But] I’m really powerful and I was just born with that power probably. Of course, I work in the gym and stuff but I think I was just born like that.”
It was too much for Halep, who looked understandably distraught after squandering a commanding position, and had been too much for all her opponents, including the former US Open champion Sam Stosur and the former world No1 Caroline Wozniacki.
Each of them said there was very little they could have done to change things, such was the power and utter fearlessness of Ostapenko, who said she was nervous in the final but showed no sign of it as she continued to crack the ball as hard as she could. If it missed, she just tried again until it worked.
The fearlessness may change over time as the magnitude of matches and situations increases, depending on the stage of her career, but for now, Ostapenko is hugely dangerous and though she is capable of losing in the first round, she will go to Wimbledon, where she won the junior title in 2014, with enormous confidence.
“I really love Wimbledon,” she said. “It is a nice place and the surface, grass, really fits me so I am really looking forward to playing this year.
“The first year [of juniors] I did not really understand how to play on grass. I didn’t really like it. Then year‑by‑year I liked it more and more because I understood how to play on grass and now I love that surface.”
Judging by the excitement on the streets in Latvia when she won the title, Ostapenko can expect a huge reception when she returns home this week. If she keeps improving, she is sure to have some more big days on the court, too, even if she played down any suggestion she was now on a par with the sport’s biggest stars.
“It’s difficult to compare me to Serena because she won so many grand slam titles and I won only one,” she said, “so I hope there are more to come.”
Jun 14th, 2017 02:02 PM
Not_me
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I do not understand why is there voting for this, it is not something subjective.
This way Halep can win because of so many pressed Romanians.
The comments they post below this link on facebook are ridiculous.

Hope Jelena can find her game fast on grass too, it should suit her.
Jun 14th, 2017 12:01 AM
Ballbasher
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A?ona Ostapenko preses konferenc? iepriecina mazos l?dzjut?jus un pazi?o, ka turpin?s sadarb?bu ar sp??u treneri - Jauns.lv

This Latvian report was posted in GM and contains a lot of pictures of her homecoming event. Latvia must be very proud. It still feels surreal that she is actually a slam champion.
Jun 13th, 2017 08:38 PM
tejmeglekvár
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In both votes can be only one winner - Jelena.
Do they really need these voting?
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