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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Jelena Ostapenko wins Luxembourg Open title

Ostapenko, 22, broke second seed Goerges four times to clinch a third career title -- her first since winning in Seoul in September 2017.

tennis Updated: Oct 20, 2019 21:12 IST
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A file photo of Jelena Ostapenko.
A file photo of Jelena Ostapenko. (USA TODAY Sports)
         

Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko secured her first WTA title in over two years on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-1 rout of Julia Goerges in the Luxembourg final.

Ostapenko, 22, broke second seed Goerges four times to clinch a third career title -- her first since winning in Seoul in September 2017.

Victory will move the Latvian, currently ranked 63rd, back into the top 50 next week.

Ostapenko, who claimed a shock triumph at Roland Garros in 2017, lost to US teen phenom Coco Gauff in three sets in last week’s Linz final.