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French Open Jelena Ostapenko defeats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam

Halep won the first set and was 3-0 ahead in the second before 20-year-old Ostapenko fought back to take the second set at Roland Garros.

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Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky during their French Open semi-final match, at the Roland Garros in Paris, on June 8, 2017 play

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky during their French Open semi-final match, at the Roland Garros in Paris, on June 8, 2017

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Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko has beaten Romania's Simona Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 in a remarkable comeback at the French Open women's singles final.

Ostapenko denied Halep of a chance to become world number if she won.

Halep won the first set and was 3-0 ahead in the second before 20-year-old Ostapenko fought back to take the second set at Roland Garros.

The win secured Ostapenko her first Grand Slam title. She racked 47th in the world

Halep was playing in her second French Open final, after losing in three sets to Maria Sharapova in 2014.

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