Ostapenko storms to Eastbourne title

By: AFP      Published: 07:32 PM, 26 Jun, 2021
Ostapenko storms to Eastbourne title
Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko lifts the winner's trophy after her women's singles finals tennis match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit on day six of the Eastbourne International tennis tournament.

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko claimed her first title for nearly two years with a dominant 6-3, 6-3 win over Anett Kontaveit to win the Eastbourne International on Saturday.

Ranked 43 in the world, former French Open champion Ostapenko was handed a wildcard to the Wimbledon warm-up event and could be a contender on the grass at SW19, where she was a semi-finalist in 2018.

Kontaveit had won the two previous clashes between the pair, but Ostapenko never looked back after racing into an early 5-1 lead in the first set.

Just one break of serve was required in the second to secure the fourth tour title of her career.