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By Chris Oddo | Suunday June 4, 2017

 
Jelena Ostapenko

19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko set a quarterfinal clash with Caroline Wozniacki in Paris by rolling past Sam Stosur in three.

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Jelena Ostapenko’s second Roland Garros main draw appearance has proved to be the charm. The 19-year-old Latvian, the youngest player left in the draw this year in Paris, got by former finalist Sam Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Court No.2 to book her spot in her first major quarterfinal where she will face Caroline Wozniacki.

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Ostapenko is the first teenager to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros on the women’s side since Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova did so in 2011.

The Latvian, who will turn 20 next week, had lost her last four matches against the Top 30 at majors, but on Sunday she rallied from a set down to defeat World No.22 Stosur by converting all three break points she saw in the final two sets while saving all five break points she faced.

The powerful, courageous Riga native knocked 46 winners over the course of the one hour and 58-minute match, to just 15 for Stosur.


Ostapenko owns a 3-0 lifetime edge over her quarterfinal opponent Wozniacki, which includes a three-set win on clay in Prague this spring. Wozniacki defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets earlier on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2010.

 

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