Ukraine set a historic record at the Australian Open
For the first time in history, Ukraine will be represented by two tennis players in the 1/8 finals of the Australian Open. Earlier in the day, Marta Kostyuk defeated Elina Avanesyan in the third round of the Australian Open, which takes place in Melbourne from January 14-28, and Diana Yastremska beat Emma Navarro.
In addition, 21-year-old Marta Kostyuk became the youngest Ukrainian to reach the fourth round of the AO.
Ukrainian women have already managed to show similar results at other Grand Slam tournaments:
- Wimbledon 2019: Svitolina, Yastremska
- Roland Garros-2023: Svitolina, Tsurenko
- Wimbledon-2023: Svitolina, Tsurenko
We would like to remind you that on January 20, Elina Svitolina can reach the 1/8 finals of the Australian Open. The Ukrainian top seed plays against Swiss Victoria Golubic.
In addition, it became known that Kostyuk withdrew from the Australian Open doubles draw. The 21-year-old from Kyiv was supposed to play in the second round of the Australian Open together with Polish representative Katarzyna Kawa.