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Currently coached by Thomas Högstedt and mother Jelena Jakovleva; formerly worked with David Taylor, Glen Schaap, Marion Bartoli and Krisjanis Stabins
Father, Jevgenijs Ostapenko, is a former football player; 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 (4): 2021 - Eastbourne; 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 (4): 2021 - Doha (w/Niculescu); 2020 - Doha (w/Dabrowski); 2019 - Jurmala (w/Voskoboeva), Beijing (w/Yastremska).
Finalist (1): 2019 - Wimbledon (w/Lindstedt).
Latvian Fed Cup Team, 2013-21; Latvian Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2019 - Posted fourth consecutive Top 50 season (finishing No.44); won one WTA title at Luxembourg (d. Goerges in final); runner-up at Linz (l. to Gauff); QF at Birmingham (l. to Martic); reached 3r five times (incl .US Open), 2r six times; fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors).
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.