Any way you look at it, Jelena Ostapenko's 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Simona Halep in the French Open final was an amazing feat.

Ostapenko just turned 20 years old two days before she was crowned as champion on Saturday. She's the youngest French Open champion since Iva Majoli won at Roland Garros in 1997, literally the day before Ostapenko was born.

The French Open title is the first WTA tour win of Ostapenko's career, making her the first woman in four decades to win her first career title in a Grand Slam event. She's the first competitor -- man or woman -- to win make the French her first career title since Gustavo Kuerten accomplished that feat in 1997, the day Ostapenko was born.

Ostapenko also entered the tournament unseeded, making her the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933.

Plus, one must marvel at her tenacity and ability to come from behind. Halep took the first set, putting Ostapenko in a hole that no woman at the French Open has dug out of in 16 years. The last woman to lose the first set in the French and then rally for a win was Jen Capriati in 2001.

And, if all that wasn't historic enough, Ostapenko is the first Latvian, man or woman, to ever win a Grand Slam event.

With nothing expected of the unseeded player, Ostapenko was able to play loose, and it showed during her numerous comebacks. Even in moments when she appeared dead to rights, like after the first set, she kept plugging along, eating back into the lead Halep built. While Halep faded in the second and third sets, Ostapenko kept going strong, and eventually came out on top.

"I felt a little bit nervous," said Ostapenko, according to ESPN. "But then I felt: 'I have nothing to lose, so I'm just going to enjoy the match and do my best.'"

While Ostapenko flew in under the radar during this Grand Slam, that's an advantage she'll never hold again. At only 20, it's expected that she'll improve over the next few years and become a force to be reckoned with on the WTA tour. Because of all the amazing things she acheived in the span of one tournament, there's no reason to think she can't make a deep run, and possibly get another win, at the All England Club when Wimbeldon commences in less than a month.

"I'm looking forward to Wimbledon because grass is one of my favorite surfaces," she said, according to ESPN. "In three weeks, I'm going to get ready for that."

You can check out the full highlights from Ostapenko's historic French Open win below.


Cy Brown writes about soccer and other stuff for Sports on Earth. Follow him on Twitter @CEPBrown.