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Jelena Ostapenko

Here for the WTA Finals, No. 7 seed Jelena Ostapenko reveals to The Straits Times her pick for a dream doubles partner.
Jelena Ostapenko.
Jelena Ostapenko.

Q&A

Q Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King in her new movie. Who would you like to depict you in a movie?

A Actually, I didn't really think about it. Right now it doesn't come to my mind.

Q Which feature of the women's game is better than the men's game?

A The women's game is unpredictable, so sometimes any player can beat (an opponent) but in men's it's more consistent and there are some leaders who will probably never lose against the players that they were not supposed to.

Q Your dream doubles partner?

A Martina Navratilova.

Q Which rule change would you rather see - shot clock, no let or no deuce?

A No changes, I think. As it is right now it's very good.

Q One shot you admire from any tennis player.

A The serve from Serena (Williams).

Q Who's the fastest player on Tour?

A A lot of girls are pretty fast so I don't know who's the fastest.

Q And the best-dressed player on Tour?

A This is also hard to say because our sponsors choose the dresses and design them. But maybe the dresses of Camila Giorgi are quite interesting because she designs them herself, so every match she has a different dress.

Q What's your perfect cheat meal?

A I really like pineapple, can eat a lot of pineapple almost every day.

Q Your best tennis moment - was it winning Roland Garros?

A Yes, probably winning the French Open.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2017, with the headline 'Jelena Ostapenko'. Print Edition | Subscribe