Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat Romanian rival Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the French Open tennis tournament and become her country’s first Grand Slam champion.
The 20-year-old’s victory on June 10 came in only her second appearance at the prestigious Paris tournament. It was her first-ever title on the women’s tour.
When asked about her potential reception when she returns to Riga, she said, "Actually, yeah, I think it's a quite big deal in Latvia. My match, they had on a big screen in the city center. That's quite impressive."
She is expected to climb to 12th in the world rankings on June 12 from her current 47th place.