The Baseline Player of the Week: Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko moves up 35 ranking places to No 12 after her win at Roland GarrosYOAN VALAT  EPA

"But I'm optimistic that if we decide to make a real play for her, that she'll be here".

She won 4-6 6-4 6-3 to become her country's first grand slam champion.

The 20-year-old Latvian stunned favourite and world number four Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to become tennis's most unlikely Grand Slam champion.

But she'd never won a WTA title, let alone a grand slam.

She emulated the great Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten by claiming her first title of any kind on the hallowed Parisian clay courts.

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Perhaps the relatively boutique feel to Auckland's ASB Classic will continue to be Ostapenko's preferred destination when she starts preparations for next year's Australian Open.

"I mean I can't believe I'm champion at 20", Ostapenko, the first woman to win the title from a set down since Jennifer Capriati in 2001, said on court.

Petra Martic's march back from injury and into the world's top 100 players accelerated, as her reward for becoming the lowest-ranked player to reach the second-week of play in two decades was a jump of 161 places up to 129th. "Jelena Ostapenko did it right here this week", Martina Navratilova, a victor of Grand Slam singles title, told the Tennis Channel.

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, right, holds the trophy after winning the women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania's Simona Halep, left holding the runner-up trophy, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, on June 10, 2017.

"If I am having a really good day and I'm hitting really well, I think anything is possible", she said. So what if Ostapenko wound up dropping that set, then facing big deficits in the second and third?

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Former No 1 Caroline Wozniacki moves up to seventh, her highest placing since September 2015, courtesy of sealing a quarter-final berth, which was her best showing at the competition in seven years. She's fearless, she fights for every point.' Jakovleva, who came in Paris only during the second week, didn't watch any of Jelena's matches from the grounds because 'Jelena has more focus if I am not here.

And after it was all said and done, she was still just a giddy 20-year-old.

She broke three times to take the opener as Ostapenko's error count soared to 23.

"After an additional scan, the muscle tear that I sustained in Rome will unfortunately not allow me to compete in the grass-court tournaments I was scheduled to play", she said on Facebook.

"I would like to win all of the Grand Slams".

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