June 10, 2017 / 5:30 PM / 4 months ago

Tennis-French Open roundup from Day 14

June 10 (Reuters) - Here is a roundup of Day 14 at the French Open on Saturday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “She (Ostapenko) was on an excursion with her father at Roland Garros and she said maybe one time I will become a champion here,” said Jelena Jakovleva, who is also coaching her daughter Jelena Ostapenko. The 20-year-old Latvian player, who first mentioned winning the French Open when she was 10, claimed her first grand slam title by beating Simona Halep in the final on Saturday.

FACT OF THE DAY: The last player to win their debut title at Roland Garros was Gustavo Kuerten on June 8, 1997, the day Ostapenko was born. The Latvian youngster is also the first unseeded woman to win the French Open title since Briton Margaret Scriven in 1933.

STAT OF THE DAY: Ostapenko launched an impressive tally of 54 winners in the final to take her tally to 299 for the tournament.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Ostapenko produced an astonishing fightback to beat favourite Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the final and become the first Latvian grand slam champion. Ostapenko came back from 0-3 down in the second set to take control with some fearless groundstrokes during the two-hour contest. (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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