Ostapenko was born in Riga, Latvia, to Jevgnijs Ostapenko, a former player from Ukraine, and Jeena Jakoveva. Her mother introduced her to tennis when she was five years old, and she grew up idolizing Serena Williams.
She began dancing at that age as well, later competing in the National Latvian Ballroom Dancing Championships. However, she opted to concentrate on tennis when she was 12 years old and has been a success ever since.
Ostapenko became the first person from Latvia to win a Grand Slam singles competition and the first unseeded player to win the French Open since 1933 when she won the 2017 French Open.
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The 25-year-old Latvian does not currently have any children of her own and is fully focused on her budding tennis career.
She has stated her desire to serve as a role model and use her career as a motivation to get other young girls into tennis.