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Jelena Ostapenko rediscovers form to stun Karolina Pliskova at French Open

  • 2017 champion dominates No 2 seed 6-4, 6-2 to reach last 32
  • Novak Djokovic wins easily; Denis Shapovalov loses in five sets

Jelena Ostapenko arrived at the French Open with one of the most peculiar tournament records any player will ever attain. Of the five times she had competed at Roland Garros, four times she fell in her first round. The only time she had managed to clear the first hurdle, she won the whole thing.

Clearly, she likes to make her wins count. She did so again on Thursday by eviscerating the No 2 seed, Karolina Pliskova, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the third round with one of the best performances of her career.

Related: French Open 2020: Djokovic eases through, Ostapenko stuns Pliskova – as it happened

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