Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach French final

Latvian Jelena Ostapenko blazed a trail into the French Open final with a 7-6(Four) Three-6 6-3 victory over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in a struggle of the birthday ladies on Thursday.

On the day she grew to become 20 the free-swinging world number Forty Seven launched a fusillade of winners to develop into the first unseeded player to succeed in the women’s singles closing at Roland Garros because Mima Jausovec lost to Chris Evert in 1983.

A match of wildly fluctuating fortunes, with barely a service grasp in sight, looked to be slipping far from Ostapenko when she lost four video games in a row to lose the second set towards Bacsinszky, who was once hoping to have fun her Twenty Eighth birthday with the aid of going one higher than her semi-remaining run in 2015.

However Ostapenko played fearlessly in the decider and pounded away a 50th easy winner to develop into the first Latvian player to achieve a grand slam last.

(Reporting by using Martyn Herman, editing via Julien Pretot)

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