Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep with incredible fightback to win French Open

• 20-year-old was a set down and 0-3 down in second set before fightback
• Jelena Ostapenko wins 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to claim first grand slam title for Latvia

Things like this are not supposed to happen. In just her eighth grand slam event, the unseeded, fearless Jelena Ostapenko produced a stunning fightback to win the French Open title here yesterday. Her 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Simona Halep, the pre-tournament favourite, who would have been world No 1 had she won the title, made her the first unseeded woman ever to win the trophy. At 20, she is the youngest woman to win here since Iva Majoli of Croatia in 1997, the first Latvian to win a grand slam singles title and she is the first person to win their first Tour title at a grand slam since Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten lifted the first of his three titles here in 1997, something he achieved on the day Ostapenko was born.

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