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Ostapenko Wins The French Open!!!

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/13/sport/jelena-ostapenko-french-open-latvia-raimonds-vjonis-kristaps-porzingis-baiba-brae/index.html

Jelena Ostapenko’s French Open victory @ Roland Garros is the greatest ever individual achievement by a Latvian athlete.

Jelena’s talent is undeniable, but talent must be nurtured and harnessed for it to reach its full potential.

After her daughter’s victory, Jelena’s mother mentioned in an interview, that it had cost the family about 500,000 EUR to train their champion daughter:
LINK: Ostapenko (in Latvian)
“Now Aļona earns on her own, but in her childhood there were people that helped. Everyone helped as best they could. It takes a lot of money to raise an athlete. To get Aļona into the WTA top 100 ranking, we needed about half a million” said Jeļena Jakoļeva
(«Tagad Aļona pati pelna, bet bērnībā bija cilvēki, kuri palīdzēja. Visi pēc savas iespējas palīdzēja. Nepieciešama liela summa, lai izaudzinātu sportistu. Lai ievestu Aļonu WTA ranga pirmajā simtniekā, mums kopā vajadzēja ap pusmiljonu,» atklāja Jeļena Jakovļeva.)

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