Not only Svitolina: another Ukrainian tennis player reached the semifinals of Wimbledon-2023
Ludmyla Kichenko, 31-year-old native of Dnipro, has become a semi-finalist of the British Open Tennis Championship, Wimbledon-2023. Our tennis player achieved this right in mixed doubles, where she plays together with Croatian Mate Pavic.
The Ukrainian-Croatian duo, seeded seventh at the tournament, was stronger than the pair of Nicolas Mahut from France and Anna Danilina from Kazakhstan with 6:3, 6:4 in the quarterfinals. Kichenok and Pavic had 70 minutes to win.
During this time they made three aces, realized two of five break points and won seven active draws. Lyudmyla and Mate recorded two double faults and three unforced errors.
The Ukrainian and the Croatian will compete for a trip to the final with the hosts Jonny O'Mara and Olivia Nicholls, who got to Wimbledon-2023 by wild card.They have already managed to knock the fourth and fifth seeded pair out of the tournament in London.
The day before, Elina Svitolina reached the semifinals of Wimbledon-2023 by beating world rocket number one Iga Schwentek from Poland. The success of the Ukrainian tennis player caused hysteria in Russia.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the organizers of Wimbledon-2023 declined the call of Elina Svitolina to make an official statement about the attitude of Ukrainian women to Russian and Belarusian players.