Jelena Ostapenko continued her runaway start in 2024 as the Latvian claimed her second title in a month with victory on Sunday at the WTA event in Linz.
The Austrian triumph for the 2017 Roland Garros champion came against Ekaterina Alexandrova, 6-2, 6-3 in 71 minutes.
Ostapenko lifted the Adelaide trophy on the day before the start of the Australian Open and has won two titles in a season for the first time since 2017 when she followed up her Paris Grand Slam honours with the Seoul title.
Alexandrova finished runner-up here six years ago; Ostapenko now owns eight career trophies after winning a re-run of January’s Adelaide semi-finals..
The winner now stands an impressive 13-2 on the season, she last played Linz in Upper Austria near the Czech border in 2019, finishing runner-up to precocious teen Coco Gauff, who won the title as a lucky loser from qualifying who entered the field thanks to Maria Sharapova’s pullout.
Main photo:- Jelena Ostapenkpo celebrates by Alexander Scheurer