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La Decima – Ten Is Rafa

Yesterday Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 3-0 to win his tenth French Open title, becoming the first person in tennis history (open era) to win the same major ten times.

Truly outstanding!

In other tennis news, newcomer Jelena Ostapenko beat Simona Halep to win her first ever major title. While Simona Halep, a talented player, remains in the insalubrious group of great women players to never win a major tournament (Agnieszka “Aga” Radwańska and Caroline Wozniacki the other two recent notables in that group), Jelena Ostapenko has broken through with flying colors. She has proven herself worthy, all grit and panache, kickstarting what will likely be a successful career.