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Summary

  1. Ostapenko wins 4-6 6-4 6-3 to win the French Open
  2. Third seed Halep won the first set 6-4 at Roland Garros and was 3-0 up in the second
  3. Ostapenko, 20, fought back in the second to win it 6-4 and force a deciding set
  4. Halep, who would have become world number one with a win, threw away a 3-1 advantage in the final set
  5. Get involved: #bbctennis

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By Jonathan Jurejko

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French Open
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Look at that face! Beaming. Doesn't it make you smile.

I suspect Jelena Ostapenko will be wearing that cheeky grin full-time over the next few days and weeks. Probably even months.

Tomorrow it is the turn of the men. Can Rafa Nadal and Stan Wawrinka provide as much entertainment? Let's hope so!

Join us again from 13:30 BST. Au revoir!

'I felt sick in the stomach'

Ostapenko wins the French Open

Runner-up Simona Halep speaking on court: "Thank you for coming. I really enjoyed it. I'm sad I couldn't win it but it was a great experience. I thank you for coming to support me always.

"Now I want to congratulate Jelena. It's an amazing thing, keep it going because you are only a kid!

"I would like to thank my team, my parents. It's a tough day but let's keep working and let's believe.

"I felt sick in the stomach to play in this final so maybe I wasn't ready to win it but maybe next time."

Simona Halep
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Ricology: Ostapenko has just done a Leicester at Roland Garros. Just a fresh breeze to women's tennis. Bright future.

Eric Awich Ochen‏: What a game and what a champion. Thoroughly deserved.

John Poole: Jelena Ostapenko take a bow! Well played young lady. Simply brilliant. She just doesn't looked fazed. Ah to be 20 again.

Ostapenko wins French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

Rapturous applause as Jelena Ostapenko bounds on to the stage to collect the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. Not sure if that'll fit on the mantelpiece in the family home back in Riga.

She's back on the mic, generously focusing on her opponent's achievements in the past fortnight.

"I'd like to say congratulations to Simona, you had a great week, you played great, hope you have many more finals and you will win it," says the Latvian.

"I wish you good luck for the season."

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia lifts the Suzanne Lenglen Cup
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Ostapenko wins French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

A bit of delay as the presentation party is introduced to Chatrier, Halep sits motionless in her chair, contemplating what might of been. Her wait for a maiden Slam title goes on.

Finally the Romanian is beckoned on to the catwalk-style platform, shedding a few tears as she collects the runners-up plate.

Simona Halep poses with the runners-up trophy
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Ostapenko wins the French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko speaking on court: "I cannot believe I am champion at 20 years old. I love you guys. It's so amazing to be here.

"I knew the history and on the day I was born Gustavo Kuerten won his first tour title at Roland Garros. I have no words, it is my dream. I'm so happy.

"I knew Simona was a great player. But I tried to play aggressive and everything turned my way. I fought for every point. I'm glad it finished my way."

Ostapenko wins French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

Ostapenko is the first player to win a debut Tour-level title at a Slam since Gustavo Kuerten at Roland Garros.

Now how about this for fate... Kuerten's win came on 8 June, 1997. And? That was the day that Ostapenko was born.

Ostapenko wins the French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

Jelena Ostapenko is as smiley as you would imagine a newly-crowned French Open champion to be. The fresh-faced Latvian giggles as she says she is almost speechless. Almost being the key word because she finds the words to address an expectant Chatrier...

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia celebrates
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Ostapenko emerges from the pack

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

An absolutely stunning performance, the title ripped out of Halep's grasp by a breathtaking exhibition of shot-making.

Ostapenko ended with 54 winners and 54 errors, but the cumulative effect of so many brilliant shots whistling past Halep proved too much for the Romanian.

This Grand Slam title was always up for grabs in the absence of some leading names, not many had Ostapenko down as the likely winner.

Ostapenko wins French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

The Roland Garros staff quickly assemble a stage in the middle of Chatrier, while the engraver gets to work on the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen.

O-S-T-A-P... Don't get it wrong, monsieur.

Ostapenko wins French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

She is 20 years old.

She is only playing in her eighth Grand Slam.

She was unseeded.

She has won her first tour-level title. At a Grand Slam.

She is the Roland Garros champion. Wow, just wow.

Jelena Ostapenko celebrates
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Ostapenko wins the French Open

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

Ostapenko looks like someone who has just read that her six numbers on winning ones on the lottery.

The Latvian turns to her box, waving both fists in the air and blowing kisses to the Chatrier crowd.

Her beam is wider than the Seine, grinning up to mum Jelena - who is also her coach - in the box.

Jelena Ostapenko and Simona Halep
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Game, set and match - Ostapenko

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-6 Ostapenko

Sensational.

Jelena Ostapenko is the new French Open champion. There is a sentence that no-one envisaged writing a fortnight ago.

Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia celebrates
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*Halep 6-4 4-6 3-5 Ostapenko

We know Halep is a fighter. Now she has got to scrap for her life.

Championship point to Ostapenko....

*Halep 6-4 4-6 3-5 Ostapenko

Camille Pin

Former tour player on BBC Radio 5 live

She's been fantastic the whole tournament. It feels like when the moment is so important, she manages to be more consistent - even if she's missed points.

*Halep 6-4 4-6 3-5 Ostapenko

Two holds of serve will do it for Jelena Ostapenko then. Easier said then done, I suspect.

Ah. Again the Latvian shows that I know nothing. She rattles through an easy hold with a minimum of fuss.

She's a game away. ONE GAME AWAY!

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-4 Ostapenko*

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

That was one of the luckiest net-cords I've ever seen.

You know when a player is lucky when both hands go up to apologise.

Jelena Ostapenko holds her hands up
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Ostapenko breaks

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-4 Ostapenko*

Double break point Ostapenko...

Halep goes for the body serve, Ostapenko dodging out of the way to fend it off, Halep pouncing to swat down the winner.

One down, one to go.

Ostapenko wins it! With a massive slice of fortune and a massive slice of the net cord. Chatrier holds its breath as the net takes a chunk out of the ball and the ball loops upwards... it drops on Halep's side.

Everything is going Ostapenko's way...

*Halep 6-4 4-6 3-3 Ostapenko

Camille Pin

Former tour player on BBC Radio 5 live

What an attitude. Ostapenko has no fear and the crowd can feel it. They are supporting her because she's been fantastic.

*Halep 6-4 4-6 3-3 Ostapenko

More pressure on the Ostapenko serve. Halep takes the game into deuce, only to see the young Latvian stick her foot down on the pedal. Hard.

Ostapenko cracks down a 110mph ace that leaves Halep swishing at warm Paris air, then hammers a double-handed backhand cross-court to safety.

Jelena Ostapenko serves
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OnsideVIEW: Brilliant final. One of the best in recent years. Stan and Rafa have a lot to live up to.

Ostapenko breaks back

Halep 6-4 4-6 3-2 Ostapenko

Simona, Simona, Simona...

The Romanian has the match on her racquet, but rather like the second set, she gets the jitters. A forehand winner from Ostapenko wipes out Halep's break to the delight of the Chatrier crowd, which is getting right behind the world number 47.

They don't want this to end. We all don't want this to end! On we go...

Simona Halep reacts
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Halep breaks

*Halep 6-4 4-6 3-1 Ostapenko

There you go. Three sloppy unforced errors from Ostapenko gift three break points to Halep.

The Romanian has been guilty of wasting her chances today, failing to take eight of her previous 14 break points. Make that nine of 15...

But then she keeps her nerve to take the next one - she's in control.

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Clare Lickley: Definitely need more younger tennis players like Ostapenko It's so inspiring to see! But what an intense final.

Olowoyo Olusegun: Dont know where this game is going but Ospapenko is really making it interesting. One set apiece.

Jelena Ostapenko smiles
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Halep 6-4 4-6 2-1 Ostapenko*

Solid hold from Halep. She needs them. Because you still feel Ostapenko has got a dodgy service game in her...

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Clare Lickley: I hope that Jelena Ostapenko wins because she deserves it! Amazing talent and worked so hard to get to the Roland Garros final.

*Halep 6-4 4-6 1-1 Ostapenko

An interesting stat shows us how Ostapenko's power is hurting Halep. The Romanian third seed, who will rise to number one in the rankings with a win remember, has been pinned back so much that she only spent 1% of the second set rallies inside the baseline.

Ostapenko cruises to a hold, an ace sealing the deal.

Jelena Ostapenko serves
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Jide Yusuf‏: Can this drama be prolonged for tennis fans' sake? Good for female tennis! Come on Jelena.

Shambhav Joshi‏: What grit shown by Ostapenko. Her winners are brilliant to watch.

Jonathan Hextall: 6-4 3-0 and one hand on the trophy. Halep needs to dig deep and regroup now.

Halep 6-4 4-6 1-0 Ostapenko*

Turning point? Halep is staring a break in the face, when she wallops a fetch of a forehand back across the net.

Ostapenko lies in wait at the net, decides to leave it... and it hits the line! That gives Halep the momentum to go on and win the next two points. Big hold.

Ostapenko on a roll

*Halep 6-4 4-6 0-0 Ostapenko

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

The first set finished with Ostapenko's 23rd error and an angry swipe of the racquet, the second with her 36th winner and arms aloft as though in victory. There isn't much in between with the Latvian, and her remarkable run could yet end with her holding the trophy.

Halep needs to change something or she will get swept away, and coach Cahill stands throughout the changeover, possibly attempting some form of telepathic communication.

Halep 6-4 4-6 0-0 Ostapenko

What do we want? A decider!

When do we want it? Now!

Jelena Ostapenko and Simona Halep
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James Stevenson: Stunning shots from Ostapenko. That forehand on the run down the line!

Game and second set - Ostapenko

Halep 6-4 4-6 Ostapenko

Wow. Just...wow. If drama and entertainment is what you're after then you're in the right place.

Ostapenko has the Chatrier crowd on their feet with a pair of forehands winners down the line, and they barely have time to stop clapping before the unseeded Latvian takes set point.

Jelena Ostapenko
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Halep 6-4 4-5 Ostapenko*

Camille Pin

Former tour player on BBC Radio 5 live

How tough is this for Halep? She's down and negative in her body language. She's got an opponent who is difficult to deal with. You never know what she's going to do.

Mentally, she's tired and if you add in the pressure of winning the title at the end of it, it's hard.

Simona Halep looks on
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Clare March‏: This final is crazy, but very entertaining.

Ostapenko breaks

Halep 6-4 4-5 Ostapenko*

This is bordering on ridiculous now. Simona Halep might as well have warmed this up and grabbed a knife and fork. She hands it on a plate.

An unforced error sets the tone as Ostapenko goes on to crack a forehand winner for 30-0, another big return being, well, unreturnable and it is a hold to love.

Jelena Ostapenko is serving for the second set...

Halep breaks back

*Halep 6-4 4-4 Ostapenko

Yet again Ostapenko's break is not backed up by a hold. This match has more ups and downs than a day out at Alton Towers.

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Ian B: What a breath of fresh air Ostapenko is, so much talent, world at her feet.

Jelena Ostapenko celebrates
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Halep 6-4 3-4 Ostapenko*

I mean, we shouldn't be that surprised. Ostapenko did fight back from 5-0 in the first set to win against Caroline Wozniacki. That's former world number one Caroline Wozniacki...

Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Ostapenko
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