Jelena Ostapenko's Father Passes Away: Dear Dad, you will stay forever in my heart


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Jelena Ostapenko's Father Passes Away: Dear Dad, you will stay forever in my heart

Tennis - The father of former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko has passed away. The Latvian tennis player posted a message on her social media account - You were there since Day 1. Unfortunately, life can take away your loved ones...you realize what you miss the most when it’s not there anymore.

Dear Dad, you will stay forever in my heart! Love you. It is not clear right now about the reason of the demise. Her father, Jevgēnijs Ostapenko played professional football for FC Metalurh Zaporizhya in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia.

Last week, Ostapenko had pulled out of the WTA event in Auckland due to personal reasons. It remains to be seen if she will compete in the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne next week. The 22 year old Ostapenko is ranked No.

45 in the world currently.