Jelena Ostapenko: Better to be aggressive on Grass

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Jelena Ostapenko: Better to be aggressive on Grass

Jelena Ostapenko has put a “really bad” French Open title defence past her as she now looks to make the most of her aggressive game on grass. “I took a couple of days off and I stayed in Paris,” she said.

“I went to see the Louvre, Versailles, and just to be like a tourist a little bit, try to do something else, not practising and playing.” She further added, “Then I went back home. Of course I spent some good time with my friends and then celebrated my birthday, which was very, very nice.

I think I’m going to remember it, like, very special because was 21. And then I started to practice.” The Latvian then spoke about her game on grass, “On grass, I think the more aggressive you play, the better it is for you,” said Ostapenko, who is a former Junior Wimbledon champion.

“For the opponent it’s very hard to play defensive on grass because the bounce is very unpredictable. And also, it goes pretty quick. I think who is first aggressive during the rally is going to win the point.” ALSO READ Borna Coric says playing before pro-Roger Federer crowd helps him