October 21, 2021

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Ostapenko beats Kontaveit to win Eastbourne title

Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-3 6-3 in the final of the Eastbourne International to win her first WTA title for almost two years.

Ostapenko, who is Latvia’s only Grand Slam singles title winner took just 67 minutes to overcome the world number 27 for her first grass-court crown.

She became only the third wildcard to win the Eastbourne title.

Ostapenko, who hit 24 winners to Kontaveit’s 17, won 78% of her first-service points and for the second successive match served no double faults.