Ukraine sets historic record in tennis
For the first time in the history of Ukraine five of our tennis players reached the finals of WTA tournaments in one season. Elina Svitolina, Marta Kostyuk, Angelina Kalinina, Kateryna Baindl and Lesia Tsurenko set a national record
World No. 77 Ekaterina Beindl (maiden name Kozlova) reached the final of the WTA 250 in Budapest for the first time in 5 years, where she lost in three sets to Russia's Maria Timofeeva (6:3, 3:6, 6:0).
On May 27, Elina Svitolina (No. 27 WTA) became the winner of the WTA 250 tournament in Strasbourg with a prize fund of $259,000. In the final, the 28-year-old from Odessa defeated 24-year-old from Moscow Anna Blinkova.
Lesia Tsurenko lost to China's Zhu Lin (4:6, 4:6) in the final at the Thailand Open on February 5.
Marta Kostyuk (34 WTA) won the hardcourt 250,000-meter event at the Austin ATX Open in Austin, USA, on March 5. In the final match the 20-year-old from Kiev defeated the 22-year-old from Moscow Varvara Gracheva (88) with the score 6:3, 7:5.