Jelena Ostapenko brings David Taylor on as new coach

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Jelena Ostapenko won her first career title at the 2017 French Open. (AP)

Jelena Ostapenko is now working with experienced WTA coach David Taylor, the Latvian told local press this week.

Ostapenko had been working with Anabel Medina Garrigues, who stopped coaching the 20-year-old because she was appointed Spanish Fed Cup captain.

The two began working together during the clay-court season, and Medina Garrigues helped Ostapenko to a surprise win at the French Open.

"I've been practicing with David Taylor for two weeks," Ostapenko told Latvian press


Taylor was a longtime coach of Samantha Stosur, and has also worked with other WTA players like Ana Ivanovic, Ajla Tomljanovic and Naomi Osaka.

Ostapenko also said her mother, Jelena, would remain her day-to-day coach.

Ostapenko is ranked No. 7 on the WTA Tour.


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