Jelena Ostapenko takes shot at world No. 103 after shock Wimbledon exit

Ostapenko didn't hide how she felt about losing to Tatjana Maria.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jelena Ostapenko takes shot at world No. 103 after shock Wimbledon exit

Jelena Ostapenko was having a hard time accepting her Wimbledon exit as she thought Tatjana Maria was lucky and that she should have finished on the winning side. 12th-seeded Ostapenko appeared to be cruising toward a straight-set win but failed to close out the match as Maria escaped with a shock 5-7 7-5 7-5 win.

Ostapenko missed out on two match points in the 10th game of the second set and in the end paid the ultimate price. “I thought it was my match, I had to win it, and she got just so lucky in some moments so she could come back.

I felt I was the player who had to win this match today. Of course I’m really disappointed because if I lost against an amazing player who just beat me in a great match, but I just lost my match. I just made mistakes. She just collected all my mistakes, unforced errors, and that’s how she won today," Ostapenko said, per Yahoo Sports.

Ostapenko: Annoyed because I was the better player

Ostapenko had a comfortable 7-5 4-1 lead before everything went downhill for her. Ostapenko was the big favorite, had a big lead, so it's understandable why she was so frustrated with herself after the loss.

“I mean, it’s always annoying to lose such a match, especially when you know you were a better player and you were a favourite in this match,” she added. “So of course I had emotion. I’m a human, and it’s normal.

I’m not going to let it go and say, ‘it’s fine, I lost, and it’s fine’. No, it’s not fine. Obviously I’m an emotional player. I hate losing, as I said before, because I’m such a competitive person.

So I think it’s normal. I mean, of course maybe I shouldn’t have done this, but it’s easy to say from the outside, when you are not on my place, it’s easy to judge”.

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