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By Adrianna Outlaw | Sunday, September 24, 2017

Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko is a champion for all surfaces.

The 10th-ranked Ostapenko rallied for a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 victory over first-time finalist Beatriz Haddad Maia, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4, to collect her first career hard-court title in Seoul.

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It is Ostapenko’s first championship since she defeated Simona Halep in the French Open final in June.

"I'm really happy to win my second title here and in my career,” Ostapenko said. “I enjoyed playing here, and to also see so many Latvian flags is amazing. It's my first time in Korea. I just enjoyed my time here. Hopefully, I can be back next year and win some more titles here."

Ostapenko reeled off eight straight points to start the second set, bursting out to a 3-0 lead.

Haddad Maia battled back from a break down three times in the deciding set, eventually forging a 4-all tie.

Elevating her play, Ostapenko won eight of the final nine points, including serving out her first career hard-court title at love.

 

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