TAG: Ukraine

Jan/18

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Meet Marta Kostyuk

 

The fifteen-year-old wonder has emerged as a star in Melbourne by winning two rounds of the Australian Open. After beating 25 seed Shuai Peng and Olga Rogowska both in straight sets, Marta Kostyuk will now meet fellow Ukrainian – and the favorite to win the entire tournament, Elina Svitolina in the third round.

Here are a few snippets from Kostyuk’s press conference yesterday…

Q. What do you think makes you such a great player so young? What’s been the key to your success?
MARTA KOSTYUK: Well, I heard a lot of times that I’m talented, and I know that, but I know that only talent will not help me to play good.

So I can say that I’m working pretty hard. My preseason was quite long and very tough mentally, because I didn’t play tournaments for two months. I was only practicing. So it was tough. But it was worth it. So, yeah.

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Jan/18

3

Dolgopolov’s Beast Mode Is Back

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It’s been a few years since we saw Alexandr Dolgopolov threaten the top guns in the major events but the highly talented Ukrainian was very impressive in yesterday’s dominant blowout of Horacio Zeballos, 61 62 in Brisbane.

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