Kostiuk is planning to make his debut for the national team of Ukraine

Костюк планирует дебютировать за сборную Украины

Martha Kostiuk

Marta Kostyuk told about the plans for the future after the Australian major.

Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk became the youngest participant in the main draw of the Australian Open. In the final qualification Ukrainka defeated the Czech Barbora Krejcikova.

In the plans of the sportswoman does not include the protection of the Junior title in Melbourne, he plans to pursue an adult career, and made his debut for the national team, speaking in the Federation Cup.

“Last year, I’m both lucky and unlucky that I won the first Junior Helmet as I spoke terribly. I was a huge pressure and I was constantly lost in the second round. People say that I need to deal with it, but im easy to talk to. When you play in professional tournaments, you get money, points, and Junior – nothing.

I played the whole last season just because it was supposed to do it. If this were not so, I would say: “OK, I’m done with Junior.” At Roland Garros I was well motivated, but I’ve lost. Wimbledon was terrible, and the US Open… Before the match of the second round I said to myself: “This is the second round. Of course, you lose.” It just happened. A lot of pressure, a big waste of energy and all for nothing. Therefore, most likely, I won’t act on juniors.

In Melbourne I will play only in doubles, because I don’t want to play alone. I’m done with Junior tournaments. Since I ended last year in second place in the Junior ranking, I received three ITF Junior Exempt (special invitation for juniors to adult ITF tournaments – approx. ed) and use one 60-thousand in Bernie, then will play in the Federation Cup, and then another one” on 60 thousand in China” – quoted Kostiuk tennis Ukraine.

We will remind, the first match of the main draw of the Australian Open, he will hold on Monday, January 15, against the Chinese Peng Shuai.

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