Ostapenko falls to US qual­i­fier

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Qual­i­fier Var­vara Lepchenko ral­lied to stun French Open cham­pion Je­lena Ostapenko 1-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) on Mon­day in the first round of the WTA hard­court tour­na­ment in Toronto.

Amer­i­can vet­eran Lepchenko, ranked 68th in the world, trailed 6-1, 3-0 be­fore turn­ing things around against the 12thranked Lat­vian, who reached the quar­ter­fi­nals at this year’s Wim­ble­don.

“I think I woke up, I was a lit­tle bit in the sleep­ing mode for a set and a half,” said Lepchenko.

“All the credit to her, she played amaz­ing ten­nis.”

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