Ostapenko seals historic French Open title with Halep victory
The 20-year-old Latvian became the first unseeded player since 1933 to win at Roland Garros, in a blistering three-set classic in Paris.
Jelena Ostapenko stunned third seed Simona Halep with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 comeback victory in a thrilling French Open final on Saturday to become the first Latvian to win a grand slam title.
The 20-year-old Ostapenko, the first unseeded player to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Britain's Margaret Scriven in 1933, was 3-0 down in the second set when she overturned the situation.
Ostapenko, who hit a staggering 54 winners, won four games in a row and sent the match into a decider during which she overwhelmed her opponent on a sun-bathed Court Philippe Chatrier.
It was the second defeat in the final here for Halep, who was also bidding to become world number one by winning the trophy.