Jeļena Ostapenko Parents: Meet Jeļena Jakovļeva, Jevgēnijs Ostapenko

Jeļena Ostapenko Parents

Jeļena Ostapenko, also known as Aļona Ostapenko, is a Latvian professional tennis player.

She has career-high WTA rankings of world No. 5 in singles, achieved on 19 March 2018, and world No. 9 in doubles, reached on 22 August 2022.

Ostapenko won the 2017 French Open singles title, becoming the first player from Latvia to win a Grand Slam singles tournament and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933.

Jeļena Ostapenko Parents

Jeļena Ostapenko Parents: Meet Jeļena Jakovļeva, Jevgēnijs Ostapenko

Ostapenko was born in Riga to former Ukrainian footballer Jevgēnijs Ostapenko and Russian Jeļena Jakovļeva.

Jevgēnijs played professional football for FC Metalurh Zaporizhya in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia where Jeļena’s grandmother lives.

Jeļena Ostapenko Parents

Her legal name is Jeļena, but she is known to her family and friends as Aļona. When she was born, her parents’ desired name of Aļona was not on the Latvian name calendar, so she was named Jeļena after her mother.

source:nsemwokrom.com

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