15-year-old Kostiuk made it to the main draw at the Australian Open


Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk defeated the first tournament series Grand slam.

In the final qualification Kostyuk in three sets to beat Barbora Krejcikova (6:3, 5:7, 6:0). In the main match of his adult career 15-year-old from Kiev has served 5 aces and made 6 double faults, has implemented 7 of the 8 break points, made 19 winnersof with 33 double faults.

Mar for the second time in his career he defeated tennis player from the top 150 and became the first player from his generation who managed to break through to the main draw of the tournament series Grand slam.

Kostyuk is the fourth Ukrainian in 2000, managed to go in the main round of the Australian Open next year after his victory in the Junior tournament.
This could Virginie Razzano, Victoria Azarenka and Ana Groom.

Exit into the main draw of the Australian Open brought Kostiuk at least 40 points and 50 thousand Australian dollars in prize money.

In the first round of the Australian Open Martha Kostiuk will play 25th-seeded Peng Shuai. Elina Svitolina will start the match against the Ivan Igorovich, and Ekaterina Bondarenko in the first round will meet with Victoria Golubich.


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