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Ostapenko Returns To Roland Garros

Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko returned to the site of her major triumph to take in a different view of the terre battue.

Carrying the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen, Ostapenko absorbed the fans' view of the court in a photo shoot for adidas.

Watch: Ostapenko Rallies Past Halep, Rules Roland Garros

Ostapenko punished 54 winners roaring through 12 of the final 16 games hitting Simona Halep right off the court, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to capture her first career championship in the Roland Garros final.

"Winning Roland Garros is an incredible feeling! It still feels like a dream," Ostapenko said. "To enter the competition unseeded and then walk away as the champion is a direct result of years of hard work. Besides a regime of intense training, the people around me are very important."

Jelena Ostapenko

In just her eighth career Grand Slam appearance, the 20-year-old Latvian rode her booming groundstrokes and rousing spirit to her first career title.

Jelena Ostapenko

To celebrate a spirited title run, adidas, Ostapenko's apparel sponsor, fly-posted the stadium using imagery from her matches for a photo shoot.

Hitting an eye-popping 299 winners in her title run, Ostapenko broke expectations in her statement color block adidas collection inspired by the traditional color palette of Roland Garros. Ostapenko wore the adizero ubersonic 2.0 shoes.

The triple-stripe brand emerged as a major winner in Paris with the all-adidas women's final.

"I’m very happy to be part of the adidas family since the beginning of the year," Ostapenko said. "It’s a great feeling to know that I can count on their tennis expertise and sporting heritage going back many decades, including many Grand Slam winners. At this moment, I don’t know if anything can ever top the feeling that I have now.”

Jelena Ostapenko

The 20-year-old Ostapenko took the trophy back home to Latvia where she's become a national hero.

Photo credit: adidas