Jelena Ostapenko. (AFP Picture)
said she believes she can return to the enviornment’s high 10 with honest a little extra consistency in her game after securing her first
French Starting up
victory since lifting the trophy in 2017.
The Latvian, 23, blasted 46 winners en route to a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of
— her simplest expend at Roland Garros outwith her shock shuffle to the title three years ago.
Ostapenko’s raw abilities and audacious formulation powered her to a beautiful French Starting up triumph that noticed her became the first unseeded participant to expend the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen since Britain’s Margaret Scriven in 1933.
On the opposite hand, Ostapenko admitted she struggled to take care of increased expectations following that fairytale shuffle in Paris, and has added correct two minor titles to her assortment since beating Simona Halep within the 2017 final.
“After I won it used to be a complex time. I had to gain aged to the stress nonetheless now or no longer it is all long gone, and within the waste I won my first match after two years,” she knowledgeable journalists on Tuesday.
“I hold admire great better than the years before. I used to be practising plenty. I did no longer play the US swing and I used to be practising the entire time on clay.
“I used to be extra or much less waiting for this clay season. Indirectly, here we are. Yeah, correct taking one match at a time, nonetheless undoubtedly cosy with my efficiency on the present time.”
Ostapenko reached a occupation excessive of fifth in March 2018 and made each and every the quarter-finals and semi-finals at Wimbledon within the two appearances straight away after her French Starting up leap forward.
However she entered this 365 days’s concluding
as soon as more unseeded, at 43 on this planet.
“I correct also can peaceable be extra assured in my game and extra consistent,” said Ostapenko, who might most likely pose a complex take a look at for fourth-ranked
within the 2d spherical.
“If there might be a consistency in my game, I mediate I will be a extremely terrible participant and or no longer it goes to be very, admire, tense to beat me.
“Normally I hold admire I play nicely, and then some fits I don’t play nicely. However if I gain my consistency wait on admire in 2017 and starting build of 2018 also, I mediate I am going to be wait on in admire high 10.”