Jelena Ostapenko pulls off wonderful comeback to win the French Open

Halep added: "She only has one game, either I can't touch it or it flies one metre out".

Budge has confirmed to NZME he chatted to Ostapenko's agent Ugo Colombini when he was in Paris and again by phone soon after the final where the Latvian came back from 6-4, 3-0 down to beat Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Ostapenko's nerves got the best of her in a 4-6, 6-0, 10-8 loss.

The 20-year-old Latvian caused one of the biggest upsets in a decade by winning the second Grand Slam of the year at the weekend and given the state of flux women's tennis is in, she'll instantly become one of the sport's biggest stars.

"It was always my goal to win a Grand Slam title, now I want to win them all", she said.

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The last woman to win her first tour-level title at a major was Barbara Jordan at the 1979 Australian Open.

Ostapenko joins Petra Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, and last year's French Open champion Garbine Muguruza in a select group.

"If I have a chance to go for a shot, I'm trying for it", said Ostapenko, just the third woman born in the 1990s to capture a Slam title.

Jelena Ostapenko went into the tournament as the 47th ranked player in the world and would be facing the 3rd ranked player in the world, Simona Halep. "Jelena Ostapenko did it right here this week", Martina Navratilova, a victor of Grand Slam singles title, told the Tennis Channel.

"I felt like a spectator out there at times", Halep, who had points to lead 4-0 in the second set and was also 3-1 ahead in the decider, said after her second runner-up finish here.

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After receiving the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen on Saturday afternoon, it took a few moments for the newly crowned French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko to realise it was customary to lift the trophy above her head.

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 fun to watch", she said. "Actually, it's something I can not understand".

British fans are set to be the next to see Ostapenko in action after Maria Sharapova's withdrawal from the Birmingham event next week opened up a space for her. The impatience of youth not only showed up in Ostapenko's play but also, occasionally, in her demeanor.

"If I am having a really good day and I'm hitting really well, I think anything is possible", she said.

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

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