Promising Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk became the champion of the hard-court tournament in Burnie (Australia) with a prize Fund of $60,000.
During the tournament he defeated Irina Khromacheva (6:3, 7:5), then, in the second round match against Jennifer Elie made a comeback from the account 3:6, 1:5 (3:6, 7:5, 7:5). In the quarterfinals March was Wang Xiyu (6:1, 6:1), and in the semifinals he won a hard-fought victory over Zoe Haves (4:6, 6:2, 6:2).
In the final, “Burnie International” Kostiuk confidently outplayed the first seeded Victoria Golubich, which occupies in the WTA rankings 106-th row (6:4, 6:3). Ukrainian made seven breaks four times and lost his serve.
Title Bernie became Kostyuk a second career in professional tournaments. Debut win Mar issued in may last year on a 25-thousand in Dunakeszi.
Thanks to today’s success Martha Kostiuk Monday debuts in the top 200 of the WTA rankings and will enter into the five of the strongest tennis players in the age category till 18 years.