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Ostapenko springs surprise by thrashing Suarez Navarro
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Ostapenko springs surprise by thrashing Suarez Navarro

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Carla Suarez Navarro became the first high-profile casualty of Wimbledon as she was thrashed by 2014 junior champion Jelena Ostapenko.
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Teenager Jelena Ostapenko delivered the first major upset of Wimbledon 2015 in stunning fashion, taking less than an hour to record a 6-2 6-0 victory over ninth seed Carla Suarez Navarro.

Although Ostapenko, 18, was making her maiden appearance in the main draw of a grand slam on Monday, the Latvian was able to call on positive memories at Wimbledon having claimed the girls' singles crown 12 months ago.


And the world number 147 wasted little time in ousting her much more experienced opponent to set up a second-round tie with France's Kristina Mladenovic.

The first three games of the match went against serve, with Ostapenko claiming two breaks before again enjoying success on the Suarez Navarro serve in game seven to seize control of the opening set.

Ostapenko showed no sign of nerves as she served out the set to love, before sensationally reeling off a further six games in succession to bring proceedings to an end after 52 minutes.

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