Jelena Ostapenko will be Emma Raducanu’s opponent in the semi-finals of the Korea Open. Raducanu reached the final four after defeating Magda Linette 6-2 6-2, claiming victory in Seoul in just one hour 16 minutes.
It is the first time the 19-year-old has won three matches in a row since triumphing at the US Open last year. Ostapenko followed up with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-1 win against Victoria Kasintseva, setting up a first time meeting with Raducanu.
GiveMeSport Women delves into Ostapenko’s intriguing career so far. Ostapenko was born on June 8th 1997 in the Lativan capital of Riga.
Her father was the former professional footballer Jevgēnijs Ostapenko. She was introduced to tennis by her mother when she was five years old, idolising Serena Williams during her childhood.Read more on givemesport.com