‘Boom or bust’ Ostapenko striving for consistency in game

Sports Desk

PARIS: It has been pretty much boom-or-bust for Jelena Ostapenko at Roland Garros and the Latvian said on Tuesday she is striving for consistency after registering her only victory at the French Open outside her championship run in 2017.
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The only time the 23-year-old did not lose her opening main draw match at Roland Garros, she went on to win the title as an unseeded player.
“I just have to be more confident in my game and more consistent. If there is consistency in my game, I think I’m going to be a very dangerous player and it’s going to be not easy to beat me,” said Ostapenko, who was ranked fifth in 2018.
“That’s what I’m working on, my consistency. Sometimes I feel like I play well, and then some matches I don’t play well. But if I get my consistency back like in 2017 and beginning of 2018, I think I’ll be back in like top 10.”
Ostapenko, currently ranked 43rd, dismantled American Madison Brengle 6-2 6-1 in just over an hour on Tuesday to set up an exciting second round clash against second seed Karolina Pliskova.