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Nadal wins 10th French Open title

Unranked Jelena Ostapenko wins the women's French Open title on Saturday

June 11, 2017 - 12:02 pm
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Mike Jafari reporting
@mjafariWGR


31-year old Rafael Nadal is considered to be one of the best clay-court tennis players of all-time. He lived up to the hype once again on Sunday, capturing his 10th career French Open title from Roland Garros Stadium in Paris, France.

The fourth-seeded Nadal defeated third-seeded Stan Wawrinka in straight sets (6-2, 6-3, 6-1) to continue his dominance at the French Open.

The victory was also Nadal's 15th Grand Slam title, which is now second most in men's tennis history to Roger Federer's 18 titles. Nadal passed American Pete Sampras on the all-time list to securely place himself in second place.

On the women's side, Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko came out of no where to claim her first ever tennis championship, beating Romania's Simona Halep in three sets.

After winning the first set 6-4, the third-ranked Halep led Ostapenko 3-0 in the second set. However, the 19-year old Ostapenko came back to take the set 6-4 to force a third and final set.

In the third set, Ostapenko took control and finished off Halep 6-3 for her first career Grand Slam title.

The next tennis major will take place starting July 3 with the Wimbledon Championships from the All England Tennis Club in London, England. Andy Murray from the United Kingdom is the defending champion on the men's side of the tournament. Serena Williams is the defending champion on the women's side, but she will not play in the tournament as she awaits the arrival of her first child.

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