It was both their birthdays yesterday, but for Jelena Ostapenko and Timea Bacsinszky, only one received a gift - a ticket to the French Open final - while the other departed for home empty-handed. Latvian Ostapenko, 20, was the luckier birthday girl as she beat 28-year-old Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3. Ostapenko, the world No. 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final in Paris since Mima Jausovec in 1983.
- PublishedJun 9, 2017, 5:00 am SGT