2023 San Diego

Ostapenko triumphs vs. Alexandrova in rollercoaster San Diego opener

Jelena Ostapenko won her third match in eight meetings against No.8 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open -- a 2-hour, 47-minute rollercoaster in which the Latvian won the first set from 4-2 down, lost the second from 4-0 up after holding one match point, and won the third from 5-2 down.