If she wanted to, Jelena Ostapenko could have a nice addition to her trophy cabinet: the Golden Mirror Ball awarded to the winner of “Dancing With the Stars.”
The French Open champion posted a video of herself at Samba ballroom lessons, and in a brief snippet, showed that she’s proving to be a fast learner.
Or is she the teacher?
After all, Ostapenko was a professional ballroom dancer for seven years. That begs the question: Where did she find the time?
From winning the juniors at Wimbledon in 2014 to capturing her first career title this year—at the French Open, no less—you’d think she’d be pretty pressed for time. She has proven that she operates at a fast pace, ready to blast opponents off the court just as quickly as she’s made her move up the rankings. This week has been a tougher moment for the 20-year-old with opening-round loss in Toronto, but no matter, she's got a long year ahead still.
And it’s always good to have balance between your personal and professional lives, which Ostapenko demonstrates. With footwork like that, expect more trophies to line her shelves soon.
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