Ostapenko struggles in Fed Cup

The 2018 season is starting off slowly for French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

At a career-high No. 6, the Latvian won one match before Petra Kvitova steamrolled her last week in St. Petersburg.


This week, she’s representing her country in Talinn, Estonia. Latvia is one of 14 countries trying to get out of the Fed Cup zonals and into the World Groups.

It started poorly. Ostapenko was beaten in three sets by Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey (ranked No. 161) Wednesday. Ostapenko had nine double faults, and was broken seven times.

She and Anastasija Sevastova did win the deciding doubles.

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