Jelena Ostapenko (43th, Latvia) has risen to the top of the women’s professional tennis (WTA) singles tour in 1 year and 8 months.
Ostapenko defeated Annette Contabate (27th, Estonia) 2-0 (6-3 6) in the singles final on the last day of the WTA Tour Viking International (total prize $ 566,530) held in Eastbourne, England on the 26th (local time) -3) was broken.
With this, Ostapenko won the WTA Tour singles title for the first time in a year and eight months since the Luxembourg Open in October 2019. The prize money for winning this competition is 68,570 dollars (about 77 million won).
Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open at the age of 20.
When Osta Penko participated in the WTA Tour Korea Open held in Seoul in September of that year, about 9,000 spectators filled the main court of Olympic Park in Songpa-gu, Seoul to see the ‘major champion’.
However, after winning the French Open and Korea Open in 2017, Ostapenko won the Luxembourg Open for the third time in October 2019 after winning the French Open and Korea Open.
The world ranking, which climbed to 5th in 2018, was pushed down to 40th before this competition, and is expected to rise to 34th with this win.
Ostapenko, who made 1 win and 2 losses against Contabate with this victory, will compete in the major tournament Wimbledon to be held in Wimbledon, London, England from the 28th.
Ostapenko will face Leyla Fernandes (68th, Canada) in the first round of Wimbledon singles.