Tennis: Ostapenko wins Luxembourg Open title

A photo taken on Oct 13 shows Jelena Ostapenko in action during the Linz Open women's final match against Cori Gauff.
A photo taken on Oct 13 shows Jelena Ostapenko in action during the Linz Open women's final match against Cori Gauff.PHOTO: DPA

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) - Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko secured her first WTA title in over two years on Sunday (Oct 20) with a 6-4, 6-1 rout of Julia Goerges in the Luxembourg final.

Ostapenko, 22, broke second seed Goerges four times to clinch a third career title - her first since winning in Seoul in September 2017.

Victory will move the Latvian, currently ranked 63rd, back into the top 50 next week.

Ostapenko, who claimed a shock triumph at Roland Garros in 2017, lost to US teen phenom Coco Gauff in three sets in last week's Linz final.