Jeļena Ostapenko

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Jeļena Ostapenko
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Ostapenko at the 2017 French Open
Full name Jeļena Ostapenko
Country (sports)  Latvia
Born (1997-06-08) 8 June 1997 (age 20)
Riga, Latvia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 23 April 2012[1]
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Jeļena Jakovļeva
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Prize money $ 3,960,801[2]
Singles
Career record 169–86 (66.27%)
Career titles 1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 12 (12 June 2017)
Current ranking No. 12 (17 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2017)
French Open W (2017)
Wimbledon QF (2017)
US Open 2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 67–48 (58.26%)
Career titles 2 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 32 (19 June 2017)
Current ranking No. 32 (3 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2016, 2017)
French Open 1R (2016, 2017)
Wimbledon 3R (2016)
US Open 1R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 1R (2017)
Wimbledon SF (2016)
US Open 1R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 13–9
Last updated on: 23 July 2017.

Jeļena Ostapenko, also known as Aļona Ostapenko[3] (born 8 June 1997), is a Latvian professional tennis player. On 12 June 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 12 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and she peaked at world number 32 in the WTA doubles rankings on 19 June 2017.

At the 2017 French Open, Ostapenko became the first player from Latvia to win a Grand Slam tournament, and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933. In addition to her singles career, she has also played as a member of Latvia's Fed Cup team.[4] She has won seven singles and eight doubles titles on the ITF tour, and also won the Junior singles event at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. Ostapenko is known for her highly aggressive playing style, including powerful inside-out groundstrokes and a tendency to aim for the lines.

Early and personal life[edit]

Ostapenko was born on 8 June 1997 in Riga, to former footballer Jevgēnijs Ostapenko and Jeļena Jakovļeva. Jevgēnijs played professional football for FC Metalurh Zaporizhya in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia where Jeļena's grandmother still lives.[5] Jeļena has one half-brother, Maksim, who lives in the United States. She was introduced to tennis at age 5 by her mother and idolized Serena Williams while growing up. She also started dancing around the age of 5, going on to compete in the National Latvian Championships for Ballroom Dancing. At age 12 she chose to focus on tennis and credits her good coordination and skilled footwork to her years of dancing.[6] She speaks Latvian, Russian, and English.[7][8]

Ostapenko's legal name is Jeļena, but she is known to her family and friends as Aļona. When she was born, her parents' desired name of Aļona, an ethnic Ukrainian name, was not on the Latvian name calendar, so she was named Jeļena after her mother.[9] Fans in Latvia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe have always called her Aļona, but the name was unknown in the West until after her win at Roland Garros in 2017.[9] She uses her legal name professionally in order to avoid administrative confusion.[10]

Career[edit]

2014: Wimbledon Junior champion and pro debut[edit]

Ostapenko won the singles event at the junior 2014 Wimbledon Championships[11] and was ranked the number 2 junior tennis player in the world in September 2014.[12] She made her WTA tour main draw debut at the 2014 Tashkent Open. Having been awarded a wild card, she played Israeli Shahar Pe'er in the first round, defeating the former world number 11 in straight sets. In round two, she lost to Russian Ksenia Pervak.

2015: Grand Slam main draw debut[edit]

At the Ladies Neva Cup, Ostapenko went through qualifying and won the biggest title of her career until the 2017 French Open. During the process, she managed to cause upsets over Olga Govortsova and Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

At the Prague Open, Ostapenko lost in the final round of qualifying to Olga Govortsova, before heading to Slovakia for the Empire Slovak Open. There, she upset world No. 82 Yanina Wickmayer and world No. 63 Tereza Smitková before losing to world No. 95 Danka Kovinić. At the French Open, Ostapenko lost in the first round of qualifying to Russian Vera Dushevina in three sets, and this ended her clay-court season.

Ostapenko began her grass court season at the Topshelf Open, where she surprisingly fell in the final round of qualifying to Jessica Pegula. Ostapenko then participated in Aegon Ilkley Trophy, but lost in the second round to Anett Kontaveit. At Wimbledon, Ostapenko defeated the ninth seed Carla Suárez Navarro in straight sets (dropping only two games in the match and grabbing her first win over a Top 10 player) in the first round before losing to Kristina Mladenovic.[13][14]

The only WTA event Ostapenko played before the US Open was the İstanbul Cup. She managed to get past qualifying but fell in the first round of the main draw to Kirsten Flipkens, only able to win two games in the whole match.

At the US Open the same year, she beat Annika Beck in the first round, but lost her second-round match to Sara Errani.[15][16]

In September she reached her career first WTA final at the Coupe Banque Nationals, where she lost to Annika Beck. In the process, she upset No. 3 seed Mona Barthel.

Seeded for the first time at a WTA event, Ostapenko lost in the first round of the Tashkent Open to Serbian Bojana Jovanovski. She then lost in the qualifying rounds of the Generali Ladies Linz and the Kremlin Cup. She ended the season as the world No. 79, her first top-100 season, reaching her first WTA final, and having her first Top 10 win.

2016: First Premier 5 final, Wimbledon Mixed Doubles semifinalist[edit]

Ostapenko at the 2016 Eastbourne International

In her first WTA event of 2016, she fell in the second round of the ASB Classic to Naomi Broady in a match full of controversies, in which Broady demanded for Ostapenko to be disqualified after she threw her racquet at a ball boy.[17] Ostapenko lost to Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the Australian Open despite winning the first set.[18]

She reached the final of the Qatar Open, a Premier 5 tournament, in Doha, beating world No. 8 Petra Kvitová on the way. She was beaten by Carla Suárez Navarro in the final, but still went from No. 88 to No. 41 in the world rankings.[19] She competed as the top seed in the qualifying draw at the Miami Open, but lost in the first round. Her next tournament was the Katowice Open, where she advanced to the semifinals, losing to Camila Giorgi.[18]

At the Italian Open she beat Kristina Mladenovic and Monica Puig in the first two rounds, but lost to Garbiñe Muguruza in the third. At the 2016 French Open Ostapenko was seeded in the singles for the first time in her Grand Slam career, but dropped her opening match to Naomi Osaka.

At the 2016 Aegon Classic, she beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets during the first round, and defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in the second. She was defeated by Madison Keys in the quarterfinals. She made the semifinals of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Oliver Marach, but fell to the eventual champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen.[20]

At the Brasil Tennis Cup, she cruised to the quarterfinals after two straight-set win matches, but lost to Tímea Babos. Ostapenko made her Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She lost to Samantha Stosur in the first round. She followed her first round loss at the Olympics with a win in the first round of the Western & Southern Open.

She finished her season with early exits in the Wuhan Open, the Linz Open, and the Kremlin Cup.[18]

2017: French Open champion, top 20 debut[edit]

Ostapenko started her year off with a semifinal appearance at the Auckland Open. Seeded 7th, Ostapenko beat Marina Erakovic, Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, and Madison Brengle in the first three rounds. She played Lauren Davis in the semifinals, but was forced to retire in the third set because of illness. Her next tournament was the Australian Open, where she advanced to the third round of a major for the first time, losing to Karolína Plíšková in three sets despite serving for the match in the third set.[21]

Ostapenko after winning the 2017 French Open

She then played at the St. Petesburg Ladies Trophy where she lost to lucky loser Donna Vekic in the first round; however, Ostapenko won the doubles title, partnering Alicja Rosolska.[22] After losing in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships to Wang Qiang and reaching the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open (losing to eventual champion Lesia Tsurenko), Ostapenko had early exits in both Indian Wells and the Miami Open.[21]

At the Charleston Open, she reached the final by defeating Ana Bogdan, Maria Sakkari, Fanny Stollár, Caroline Wozniacki and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. She lost to fellow 19 year-old Daria Kasatkina; nonetheless, her performance led her to a Top 50 return. After her final in Charleston, Ostapenko entered the main draw of the Stuttgart Open as a qualifier, losing in the first round to Coco Vandeweghe. Despite her singles run, she won the doubles title alongside Raquel Atawo as the pair defeated Katarina Srebotnik and Abigail Spears in the final. Her next tournament was the Prague Open where she lost in the semis to eventual runner-up Kristýna Plíšková.[21]

At the French Open, Ostapenko, then ranked 47th in the world, defeated Louisa Chirico, Monica Puig, Lesia Tsurenko and Samantha Stosur. She then faced Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals. Ostapenko came from a set down to defeat her, reaching her first ever Grand Slam semifinal. She was the first Latvian female player to do so and first teenager in a decade to reach the French Open semifinals (the last was Ana Ivanovic in 2007), opposite Timea Bacsinszky on June 8, the birthday of both players.[23][24] She beat Bacsinszky in three sets to make the final; being the first unseeded female player to make the final of the French Open since Mima Jaušovec in 1983, and the first Latvian player ever to reach the final of a major.[25] In the final against third-seeded Simona Halep, Ostapenko won in three sets for her first professional title. She became the first Latvian player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament and the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933.[26][27][28] Ostapenko also became the first player since Gustavo Kuerten to win their first career title at a Grand Slam; Kuerten won his first title at the 1997 French Open on the day Ostapenko was born.[29] With the win, she reached a new career-high ranking of world No. 12.[26]

After her French Open win, Ostapenko began her grass court season at the Eastbourne International where she beat Carla Suárez Navarro for the second time in her career before losing to No.5 seed Johanna Konta. At Wimbledon, Ostapenko beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Françoise Abanda, Camila Giorgi and No.4 seed Elina Svitolina en route to her second Grand Slam quarterfinal, her first at The Championships. She then lost to five-time champion Venus Williams.

Playing style, equipment, and coaches[edit]

Ostapenko at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships

In a 2017 article, Steve Tignor of Tennis.com described Ostapenko's mentality as "See ball, hit winner."[30] Eurosport labeled her style as "risky, aggressive, fun tennis."[31]

Ostapenko moves opponents around the court by aiming long strokes at corners and lines, then changes direction to hit powerful winners.[32][33][34] After putting an opponent in a vulnerable position, she will regularly seek to end the point with a cross-court forehand, a down-the-line backhand, a swinging volley, or a drop shot.[23][35] Several journalists have noted her interest in using the entire court, along with her tendency to finish points. Prior to her participation in the 2017 Volvo Car Open final, an article on the event's website declared, "Most impressive about Ostapenko is her willingness to strike big to all corners of the court, be it a cross-court laser or a bold down-the-line winner."[34] One of her main weaknesses is an occasionally high error rate due to her high-risk approach.[23]

Ostapenko hits powerfully on both wings. In a 2016 interview, Crosscourt View labeled Ostapenko's backhand her "strongest weapon"; the same year, Hartford Courant noted that she "hits a lot of forehand winners."[36][37]

At the 2017 French Open, where Ostapenko won her first professional title, she regularly hit between 35 and 45 winners throughout her matches.[23][38] Following her quarterfinal performance, she attracted multiple comparisons to Monica Seles.[24][30] Ostapenko said in an interview at the event that "aggressive is my style of game."[30] After the final match of that French Open, analysts noted the differences between her performance and opponent Simona Halep's performance; Ostapenko had 54 winners and 54 unforced errors, while Halep had 8 winners and 10 unforced errors. ESPN's Simon Cambers wrote, "Fear just does not seem to come into [Ostapenko's] vocabulary ... Her groundstrokes are simply massive, flat swipes of the ball that left Halep ... grasping at shadows."[39][40]

Ostapenko uses Wilson Blade racquets and typically wears Adidas clothing on-court; her apparel was previously supplied by Nike.[41]

Ostapenko was initially coached by her mother, with her father serving as a fitness trainer. In 2017, she also began training with two-time French Open doubles champion Anabel Medina Garrigues.[30][42]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2017 French Open Clay Romania Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3

Other significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2016 Qatar Open Hard Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 6–1, 4–6, 4–6

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2015 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i) Germany Annika Beck 2–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 2016 Qatar Open, Qatar Premier 5 Hard Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2017 Charleston Open, United States Premier Clay Russia Daria Kasatkina 3–6, 1–6
Win 1–3 Jun 2017 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay Romania Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (2–0)
International (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2017 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, Russia Premier Hard (i) Poland Alicja Rosolska Croatia Darija Jurak
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
3–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Apr 2017 Stuttgart Open, Germany Premier Clay (i) United States Raquel Atawo United States Abigail Spears
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–4

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (7 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2012 ITF Stockholm, Sweden 10,000 Hard (i) Sweden Ellen Allgurin 6–1, 6–3
Win 2–0 Feb 2013 ITF Helsingborg, Sweden 10,000 Carpet (i) Sweden Ellen Allgurin 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Win 3–0 Nov 2013 ITF Helsinki, Finland 10,000 Hard (i) Sweden Susanne Celik 7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Win 4–0 Apr 2014 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay France Jade Suvrijn 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 5–0 Apr 2014 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers 6–2, 7–5
Win 6–0 Apr 2014 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Italy Alice Balducci 4–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Loss 6–1 Nov 2014 ITF Zawada, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) France Océane Dodin 5–7, 4–6
Win 7–1 Feb 2015 ITF Saint Petersburg, Russia 50,000 Hard (i) Romania Patricia Maria Țig 3–6, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 7–2 Mar 2015 ITF Quanzhou, China 50,000 Hard Russia Elizaveta Kulichkova 1–6, 7–5, 5–7
Loss 7–3 Jul 2015 ITF Sobota, Poland 75,000 Clay Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 6–3, 5–7, 2–6

Doubles (8 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2012 ITF Stockholm, Sweden 10,000 Hard (i) Sweden Donika Bashota Russia Maria Mokh
Estonia Eva Paalma
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 2–0 Feb 2013 ITF Helsingborg, Sweden 10,000 Carpet (i) Sweden Ellen Allgurin Sweden Cornelia Lister
Netherlands Lisanne van Riet
6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–7]
Win 3–0 Mar 2013 ITF Tallinn, Estonia 25,000 Hard (i) Estonia Anett Kontaveit Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
2–6, 7–5, [10–0]
Win 4–0 Jul 2013 ITF Imola, Italy 25,000 Carpet Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok Philippines Katharina Lehnert
Italy Alice Matteucci
6–4, 3–6, [10–3]
Win 5–0 Nov 2013 ITF Helsinki, Finland 10,000 Hard (i) Estonia Eva Paalma Netherlands Quirine Lemoine
Czech Republic Martina Přádová
6–2, 5–7, [11–9]
Win 6–0 Apr 2014 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Japan Mana Ayukawa Italy Alice Balducci
Romania Diana Buzean
7–5, 3–6, [10–5]
Win 7–0 Apr 2014 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Netherlands Rosalie van der Hoek Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
Spain Olga Sáez Larra
6–1, 2–6, [10–6]
Win 8–0 Jan 2015 ITF Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 25,000 Hard (i) Italy Gioia Barbieri Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Croatia Ana Vrljić
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–3]
Loss 8–1 Jul 2015 ITF Sobota, Poland 75,000 Clay Sweden Cornelia Lister Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
6–7(2–7), 4–6

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2014 Wimbledon Grass Slovakia Kristína Schmiedlová 2–6, 6–3, 6–0

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 3R 0 / 2 2–2
French Open A Q1 1R W 1 / 2 7–1
Wimbledon A 2R 1R QF 0 / 3 5–3
US Open A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 0–4 13–2 1 / 9 15–8
National representation
Olympics NH 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1
WTA Premier Mandatory / WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Qatar Open / Dubai Open A A F 1R 0 / 2 5–2
Indian Wells Open A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Miami Open A A Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid Open A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Italian Open A A 3R 2R 0 / 2 3–2
Canadian Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Open A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Wuhan Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
China Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Career statistics
2014 2015 2016 2017 Career
Tournaments 1 5 24 14 43
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 2 1 / 4
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 6–5 19–24 29–13 54–43
Win % 50% 55% 44%
Year-end ranking 308 79 44

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
French Open A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Wimbledon A 3R 1R 0 / 1 2–2
US Open A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 3–4 0–3 0 / 6 3–7
Career statistics
2015 2016 2017 Career
Tournaments 4 13 13 30
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 2 2 / 2
Overall Win–Loss 2–4 6–13 14–11 22–28
Win % 33% 32%
Year-end ranking 152 101

Career Grand Slam statistics[edit]

Career Grand Slam seedings[edit]

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
2015 Did Not Play Qualifier Wildcard Qualifier
2016 Not seeded 32nd Not seeded Not seeded
2017 Not seeded Not seeded 13th

Best Grand Slam tournament results details[edit]

Record against other players[edit]

Record against Top 10 players[edit]

Legend (Last Match)
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA Tour Championships
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International

Ostapenko match record against players who have been ranked in the Top 10, with those who are active in boldface.

Player Match(es) Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match Round Surface W/L Score
Number 1 ranked players
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 4 4–0 100% 1–0(100%) 3–0(100%) 0–0 2017 French Open QF Clay W 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Serbia Jelena Janković 1 0–1 0% 0–1(0%) 0–0 0–0 2016 Kremlin Cup 1R Hard L 3–6, 3–6
United States Venus Williams 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1(0%) 2017 Wimbledon QF Grass L 3–6, 5–7
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 2 0–2 0% 0–2(0%) 0–0 0–0 2017 Australian Open 3R Hard L 6–4, 0–6, 8–10
Number 2 ranked players
Romania Simona Halep 1 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0(100%) 0–0 2017 French Open F Clay W 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 1 1–0 100% 1–0(100%) 0–0 0–0 2016 Doha 2R Hard W 7–6(7–5), 6–0
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 4 2–2 50% 1–2(33%) 0–0 1–0(100%) 2016 Wuhan 1R Hard L 3–6, 1–6
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 1 0–1 0% 0–1(0%) 0–0 0–0 2016 New Haven 2R Hard L 5–7, 1–6
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 2 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2(0%) 0–0 2017 Rome 2R Clay L 6–2, 2–6, 1–6
Number 4 ranked players
Australia Samantha Stosur 2 1–1 50% 0–1(0%) 1–0(100%) 0–0 2017 French Open 4R Clay W 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 2 0–2 0% 0–1(0%) 0–0 0–1(0%) 2017 Indian Wells 2R Hard L 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
United Kingdom Johanna Konta 2 0–2 0% 0–1(0%) 0–0 0–1(0%) 2017 Eastbourne 3R Grass L 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Number 5 ranked players
Ukraine Elina Svitolina 1 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0(100%) 2017 Wimbledon 4R Grass W 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Italy Sara Errani 1 0–1 0% 0–1(0%) 0–0 0–0 2015 US Open 2R Hard L 6–0, 4–6, 3–6
Number 6 ranked players
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 3 2–1 67% 0–1(0%) 0–0 2–0(100%) 2017 Eastbourne 2R Grass W 6–3, 0–6, 6–4
Number 7 ranked players
United States Madison Keys 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1(0%) 2016 Aegon Classic QF Grass L 7–6(7–1), 4–6, 2–6
Number 9 ranked players
Germany Andrea Petkovic 1 1–0 100% 1–0(100%) 0–0 0–0 2016 Doha SF Hard W 7–5, 1–0RET.
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 1 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0(100%) 0–0 2017 French Open SF Clay W 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–3
Total 31 14–17 45% 4–11(27%) 6–2(75%) 4–4(50%) Current as of 23 July 2017.

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 1 1 2 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score Ostapenko Rank
2015
1. Spain Carla Suárez Navarro No. 9 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 1st Round 6–2, 6–0 No. 147
2016
2. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 8 Doha, Qatar Hard 3rd Round 5–7, 6–2, 6–1 No. 88
2017
3. Romania Simona Halep No. 4 French Open, France Clay Final 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 No. 47
4. Ukraine Elina Svitolina No. 5 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 4th Round 6–3, 7–6(8–6) No. 13

Fed Cup participation[edit]

Singles[edit]

representing  Latvia

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2013 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group II
R/R 17 April 2013 Ulcinj, Montenegro Finland Finland Clay Ella Leivo W 6–0, 6–1
18 April 2013 Estonia Estonia Julia Matojan W 6–1, 6–1
19 April 2013 Tunisia Tunisia Nour Abbès W 6–1, 6–1
P/O 20 April 2013 Montenegro Montenegro Ana Veselinović W 7–5, 6–2
2014 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 5 February 2014 Budapest, Hungary United Kingdom Great Britain Hard (i) Heather Watson L 5–7, 1–6
7 February 2014 Hungary Hungary Réka-Luca Jani L 0–6, 4–6
8 February 2014 Romania Romania Irina-Camelia Begu L 3–6, 3–6
P/O 9 February 2014 Slovenia Slovenia Dalila Jakupović W 6–3, 7–6(11–9)
2015 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 4 February 2015 Budapest, Hungary Belgium Belgium Hard (i) Kirsten Flipkens L 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
5 February 2015 Croatia Croatia Donna Vekić W 6–3, 6–1
6 February 2015 Israel Israel Julia Glushko L 5–7, 3–6
P/O 7 February 2015 Austria Austria Julia Grabher W 6–2, 6–1

Doubles[edit]

representing  Latvia

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2013 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group II
R/R 17 April 2013 Ulcinj, Montenegro Finland Finland Clay Diāna Marcinkēviča Ella Leivo
Tanja Tuomi
W 6–0, 6–3
19 April 2013 Tunisia Tunisia Diāna Marcinkēviča Nour Abbès
Ons Jabeur
L 3–6, 4–6
P/O 20 April 2013 Montenegro Montenegro Diāna Marcinkēviča Danka Kovinić
Danica Krstajić
W 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
2014 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 5 February 2014 Budapest, Hungary United Kingdom Great Britain Hard (i) Diāna Marcinkēviča Jocelyn Rae
Heather Watson
W 1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
7 February 2014 Hungary Hungary Diāna Marcinkēviča Tímea Babos
Réka-Luca Jani
L 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
8 February 2014 Romania Romania Dārta Elizabete Emuliņa Sorana Cîrstea
Simona Halep
W 2–3RET.
2015 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
R/R 4 February 2015 Budapest, Hungary Belgium Belgium Hard (i) Dārta Elizabete Emuliņa An-Sophie Mestach
Alison Van Uytvanck
L 0–6, 5–7
5 February 2015 Croatia Croatia Diāna Marcinkēviča Darija Jurak
Ana Konjuh
L 4–6, 3–6
6 February 2015 Israel Israel Dārta Elizabete Emuliņa Alona Pushkarevsky
Keren Shlomo
W 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
P/O 7 February 2015 Austria Austria Diāna Marcinkēviča Julia Grabher
Sandra Klemenschits
W 7–5, 6–3

Awards[edit]

2014
2016
  • WTA Tour Breakthrough of the Month (February)
2017
  • WTA Tour Breakthrough of the Month (May)

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External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Zemgus Girgensons
Latvian Rising Sports Personality of the Year
2014
Succeeded by
Kristaps Porziņģis