Ostapenko falls to US qualifier
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.”