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Mother and coach is Jelena Jakovleva; also works with Krisjanis Stabins... 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 ballroom dancer for seven years.
Winner (3): 2019 - Luxembourg; 2017 - Roland Garros, Seoul.
Finalist (4): 2018 - Miami; 2017 - Charleston; 2016 - Doha; 2015 - Québec City.
Winner (3): 2018 - Doha (w/Dabrowski); 2017 - Stuttgart (w/Atawo), St. Petersburg (w/Rosolska).
Finalist (2): 2019 - Jurmala (w/Voskoboeva), Beijing (w/Yastremska).
Finalist (1): 2019 - Wimbledon (w/Lindstedt).
Latvian Fed Cup Team, 2013-19; Latvian Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2018 - Posted second Top 30 season (finishing No.22); runner-up at Miami (l. to Stephens); SF at Wimbledon (l. to Kerber); QF four times at St. Petersburg (l. to Kvitova), Stuttgart (l. to Ka.Pliskova), Rome (l. to Sharapova) and Eastbourne (l. A.Radwanska); reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros); won one WTA doubles title.
2017 - Posted first Top 10 season (finishing No.7); won two WTA titles at Roland Garros (d. Halep in final) and Seoul (d. Haddad Maia in final); at Roland Garros became the first Latvian player to reach the championship match at a Grand Slam; runner-up at Charleston (l. to Kasatkina in final); SF four times at Auckland (l. Davis), Prague (l. Kr.Pliskova), Wuhan (l. Barty) and Beijing (l. Halep); QF twice at Acapulco and Wimbledon; reached 3r at Australian Open, Eastbourne and US Open; fell 2r once and 1r six times (incl. going 1-2 in round robin stage at WTA FInals in SIngapore); made Top 10 debut on September 11; won two WTA doubles titles.
2016 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.43); runner-up at Doha (l. to Suárez Navarro in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on February 29 (rose from No.88 to No.41); SF at Katowice (l. Giorgi); QF twice at Birmingham and Florianopolis; reached R16 at Rome and 2r five times; fell 1r 15 times (incl. at all four majors and Olympics) and in qualifying three times.
2015 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.79); runner-up at Québec 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.