Jelena Ostapenko Bio

  • Mother and coach is Jelena Jakovleva; father and fitness trainer is Jevgenijs Ostapenko; half-brother's name is Maksim Ostapenko (graduated from art academy in Los Angeles and lives there now); also has a dog named Juljeta
  • Introduced to tennis at age 5 by mother (who was also her first coach)
  • Favorite shots are serve and backhand; favorite surfaces are grass and hard; favorite tournament is Wimbledon
  • Speaks Russian, Latvian and English
  • Tennis idols are Serena Williams and Ernests Gulbis
  • Enjoys spending time with parents and dog, listening to music and going out with friends
  • Was a professional ballroom dancer for seven years.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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