Ostapenko claims second title in Korea

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Latvian tennis star Jelena Ostapenko proved her extraordinary triumph at the French Open earlier in the year was no fluke by adding a second tour win of the season to her trophy cabinet September 24.

Ostapenko claimed her second title by winning the final of the Korean Open in Seoul  6-7, 6-1, 6-4 in a little over two hours, over coming Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia in a hard-fought match.

Proof of Ostapenko's burgeoning star power came in the fact that the tournament recorded its first ever sell-out for the final with Ostapenko a clear favorite among the 9,000 spectators.

"I'm really happy to win my second title here and in my career. I enjoyed playing here, and to also see so many Latvian flags is amazing," she told the crowd in the post-match interview.

Ostapenko is currently ranked number 10 in the world, but her latest victory is likely to see that ranking improve further.

You can see highlights of the match at the WTA website below.

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