Ukrainian tennis players started at the 106-m draws of the Australian Open.
The only representative of Ukraine in the men’s singles Alexander Dolgopolov in three sets confidently defeated Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer and was the first participant in the next round. Four break opponent from Kiev said nine successful games at the reception.
Dolgopolov’s next opponent in Melbourne will be the Australian Matthew Ebden, suddenly famous beat John Isner.
Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) – Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) – 7:6, 6:3, 6:4
Kateryna Bondarenko in the match with a 115-th racket of the world Victoria Golubich spent on the court more than two hours. A native of Krivoy Rog in the first set, did a set-bol, then allowed the competitor to even the score, and the final set, made two breaks and neutralized all attempts Golubich on the comeback.
For an exit in the third round, Bondarenko will face 15th-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Victoria Golubich (Switzerland) – Ekaterina Bondarenko (Ukraine) – 6:7, 6:4, 2:6
Kateryna Kozlova was very close to a debut victory at the Australian Open. In the deciding set of the match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Ukrainian with two breaks led 3-0, but gave up six games in a row and left the tournament.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia, 15) – Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) – 3:6, 6:4, 6:3