CHARLESTON, SC, USA - The unseeded Jelena ostapenko put together a dominating performance to oust 2011 champion caroline wozniacki in straight sets and move into the volvo car open semifinals.
At 19 years old and ranked No.66, Charleston-debutante Ostapenko was the youngest and lowest-ranked player left in the draw. But she backed up her results to reach the second Premier-level semifinal of her career with the 6-2, 6-4 victory.
"It feels amazing to be in the semis here," Ostapenko told press after the match. "First time I'm in Charleston, and today was a tough match because Caroline is such a great player.