French Open 2017 women's final: Ostapenko stuns Halep to win title at Roland Garros

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French Open 2017 women's final: Live score, updates, highlights for Ostapenko vs. Halep

French Open 2017 women's final: Live score, updates, highlights for Ostapenko vs. Halep

Jelena Ostapenko's first title as a professional is a Grand Slam win the 2017 French Open women's final. She silenced the critics and proved she belongs among the stars as she became the first ever unseeded player to win at Roland Garros.

Ostapenko struggled, but never faltered. After dropping the first set 4-6 to No. 3 Simona Halep, she battled back fearlessly to win 6-4, 6-3. At just 20 years, 2 days old, Ostapenko is the youngest first-time Grand Slam champion since 2004 when Svetlana Kuznetsova won the US Open at 19 years, 2 months.

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But she is making history in more ways than one. Ostapenko is the first player to win their debut title at Roland Garros since Gustavo Kuerten won on June 8, 1997, which happens to be the day Ostapenko was born. She is also the first Latvian to win a Grand Slam final.

Halep fought a relentless battle, but lost in her second Grand Slam final. Halep moves up to No. 2 in the world rankings.


French Open 2017 women's final: TV info, live streaming


The match begins 9 a.m. ET Saturday. NBC (U.S.) and Eurosport (UK) will televise the match. You can live-stream the action at Roland Garros through NBC Sports Live Extra in the U.S. or Eurosport Player in the UK.


French Open 2017 women's final matchup


Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday Thursday with a semifinal victory over No. 30 seed Timea Bacsinszky. Her road to the championship match hasn't been easy, but she has continued to impress each step of the way while knocking out ranked opponents. Ostapenko beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals and No. 23 seed Samantha Stosur in the Round of 32.

Halep, arguably the strongest woman in tennis right now, would be the first Romanian to win a Grand Slam tournament since Virginia Ruzici in 1978, also at the French Open. Although Halep has more professional experience than Ostapenko, Saturday will be just the second Grand Slam finals of Halep's career. Her first, also at Roland Garros, was in 2014 against Maria Sharapova.

Halep's journey to this year's final round also included wins against top competition. She defeated No. 2 Pliskova in three sets Thursday in the semifinals; No. 5 Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals; No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro in the Round of 32; and No. 26 Daria Kasatkina in the Round of 64.


French Open 2017 women's final: Live updates, highlights


Scroll down to see live updates and highlights.

11:13 a.m. Ostapenko beats Halep to win the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros for her first Grand Slam title. Final scores: 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.



11:12 a.m. – Championship point for Ostapenko (who entered Roland Garros unranked). She's full of emotion today, but has been fearless since the start.



11:11 a.m. – Ostapenko is one game away from winning the French Open.

11:05 a.m. Ostapenko holds, tied 3-3.



10:50 a.m. – Rallies lasting 0-4 shots: Halep is winning the majority (60 to 51). Rallies lasting 9+ shots: Ostapenko is winning the majority (9 to 7).

10:41 a.m – Ostapenko comes back from down 0-3 in the second set to level the match. Next set winner wins 2017 French Open.

10:30 a.m. – Ostapenko wins four straight games to make things interesting.



10:28 a.m. – Ostapenko comes back to life, firing back on two break points at 15-40, but hits a forehand return on the sideline to earn another chance.



10:15 a.m. Ostapenko saves three break points to hold, trails 1-3*. Halep showing some frustration of her own, throwing her racket.

10:03 a.m. – Too many unforced errors for J.Ostapenko, which is done breaker of entry by @Simona_Halep 6/4, 2-0 #RG17



9:50 a.m. – Halep wins the first set, 6-4. Ostapenko is having to work for every point she gets with Halep giving away just two free points.

9:40 a.m. – Key stat so far: Halep: 1 winner, 1 unforced error; Ostapenko: 11 winners, 17 unforced errors.

9:35 a.m. – Some early errors for Ostapenko, her frustration shows as she slams her racket on the clay.

9:21 a.m. –



9:07 a.m. – Final matchup set to begin momentarily. Simona Halep will have the first serve.