But Halep, 25, said she felt sick to her stomach in the previous 24 hours leading up to the final as she tried, in vain, to get the enormity of the occasion out of her mind.
Ostapenko has more pedigree on grass than clay having won the Wimbledon junior title three years ago and rates the surface as her favourite. She was, though, about to "do a Kuerten".
And yes, she was trying to become the first woman in nearly four decades to make a Grand Slam title the first tour-level triumph of her career.
As The New York Times reports, Saturday's win makes Ostapenko the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933. Halep crucially held serve from 0-40 in the opening game of set two and when she was leading 3-0, she had one hand on the trophy. And she would end the tournament with 299 winners-that is more than 42 winners a match.
Since then she has won 20 matches and lost only three, and Cahill has no doubt she will have more chances to win slams. But again she levelled, and broke in the most spectacular style to win the match with her 54th victor, 6-3.
"But then I learned how to play on it and understood the movement".
The 20-year old Ostapenko defeated the strong Romanian player Simona Halep with 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. It was my dream always.
Kuerten's 1997 victory came on the day Ostapenko was born.
"But not many players win their first final in a grand slam".
"I don't believe I did something wrong, too wrong today. So if I can reduce them, I think it will be helpful".
With the rankings cut-off several weeks ago, Ostapenko is now still one out, although a wild card will surely be made available for her if she wants it. "I can not change anything, so I just have to look forward". To all the people back home, I got lots of messages and support.
There have been plenty of even younger prodigies with Grand Slam championships. And also I think my character is like that.
Halep broke for 3-1 when Ostapenko drilled long, but the latter retrieved it the next game with a thumping return. However, the No1 ranking it still within her grasp come the grass season, and she already sits atop the Road to Singapore leader-board. "So I want to really hit the ball".
With nothing expected of the unseeded player, Ostapenko was able to play loose, and it showed during her numerous comebacks.
Serving to stay in the set at 5-4 down, Ostapenko stopped her service motion at 30-30 when a spectator shouted out from the stands.
"So I can say I was there, I was close, but again, I lost it". I played well. I think a little bit of luck in some points, all the lines, all the nets. "I knew about the history", said Ostapenko.
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