On September 30, Beijing time, at the 2020 French Open, the former champion Ostapenko swept the US player Brengel 6-2 6-1 in 62 minutes and won the French Open again after three years.
Three years ago, the Latvian, as an unseeded player, won the first championship of his career at the French Open and shocked the tennis world for a while. However, she suffered a round trip in the 2018 defending trip and lost to Azarenka in the first round last year.
"I think this is a wonderful game," Ostapenko said after the game. "I think I started the game very well, very confident, and didn't pursue some crazy balls. I feel that my performance today is quite stable. , But still very aggressive and good serve."
"I have to get used to this pressure, but now it's gone. I haven't won here for two years. I finally won today," Ostapenko said. "I am very happy about it. Because of the previous rounds. It’s always harder, never easy, sometimes it feels tight and I have to face pressure. But I feel very good on the court today and I hope to keep it up."
As one of the five pre-season champions in the lottery, Ostapenko played a one-sided situation against Brengel, who is ranked 78th in the world. The Americans just reached the top 32 in the local Grand Slam not long ago, and also eliminated Yastremska on the way to promotion.
Despite this, Ostapenko, ranked 43rd in the world, still dominated the game with firepower. She scored 46 winning points, 40 more than her opponent.
Although the Latvian also paid the price of 37 unforced errors and sent eight double errors, she successfully secured the victory with her outstanding performance in key points-Ostapenko faced 17 break points 15 of them were saved, and seven of them got nine break points.
"My goal is to get into the court to hit the ball, and to be aggressive in the whole court. I know that only then can I beat her (Brengel) because she is very stable," Ostapenko said. "She I won’t let you score easily, and I don’t lose much, so I have to stand forward and play aggressively. I think I did a good job today."
"I'm actually waiting for the clay court season," Ostapenko said. "Now it's finally here. I will try to play every game and I am very satisfied with my performance today."
Ostapenko and Pliskova have played against each other five times before. The Czech leads 3 wins and 2 losses and won the only clay court match. However, the former French Open champion had the last laugh in the last encounter between the two sides. Last year, the Chinese Open won three sets in a hard fight.
Pliskova said: "I have played several wonderful games with Yelena, and there are also some unusual games. I think she may have a lot of fluctuations, but there is no doubt that she can play well. She is in The bottom line is full of power, can score a lot of winning points, but also make a lot of mistakes."
"Let's see what will happen on Thursday, and see what level I can play then."