Mother and coach is Jelena Jakovleva; father, a football player is Jevgenijs Ostapenko; half-brother's name is Maksim Ostapenko (graduated from art academy in California and lives there now); also has a dog named Juljeta ... Introduced to tennis at age 5 by mother (who was also her first coach) ... Favorite shots are serve and backhand; favorite surfaces are grass and hard; favorite tournament is Wimbledon ... Speaks Russian, Latvian and English ... Tennis idols are Serena Williams... Enjoys spending time with parents and dog, listening to music and going out with friends ... Was a professional ballroom dancer for seven years.
SINGLESFinalist (3): 2017 - Charleston; 2016 - Doha; 2015 - Qu‚bec City.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2017 - St. Petersburg (w/Rosolska).ADDITIONALLatvian Fed Cup Team, 2013-16; Latvian Olympic Team, 2016.
2015 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.79); runner-up at Qu‚bec City (l. to Beck in final); made Top 100 debut afterwards on September 21 (rose from No.101 to No.77); reached 2r twice (Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r twice and in qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros); also won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2014 - Played first WTA main draw at Tashkent, reaching 2r (as WC); won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2013 - Won two singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2012 - Played first WTA qualifying at Moscow; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.