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WTA: Ostapenko shocks Halep for first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros

Jelena Ostapenko put on a thrilling display to halt Simona Halep’s quest for the No.1 ranking and win her maiden major title at the French Open. PARIS, France – Jelena Ostapenko capped a fairytale fortnight with not only her first WTA title but also her maiden Grand Slam crown, shocking No.3 seed Simona Halep, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win Roland Garros.   “I’m really happy to win here,” a succinctly estactic Ostapenko said after the match. “I think I still cannot believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true. “I think I’m going to only understand in maybe couple of days or couple of weeks.” Click here to relive all the action as it happened, courtesy of the WTA Insider Live Blog. Ostapenko kicked off the clay court season with her third WTA final appearance at the Volvo Car Open, and showed improved consistency to bring that form to the J&T Banka Prague Open, where she blasted into the semifinals. For Halep, it was her second French Open final in four …