Elina Svitolina and Martha Kostiuk
Elina Svitolina commented on his victory over compatriot Marta Kostyuk.
The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina for the first time in his career he made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open, but she had to beat compatriot 15-year-old sensation of the tournament Marta Kostyuk.
“For the first time in his career to reach the fourth round – is a very, very special result for me. I always like to come to Melbourne, but I’ve never gone further than the third round. It is a pity that I had to play against the Ukrainian, is always difficult to play against your compatriot. I am happy that we are still in this tournament.
I knew about the other woman before? I first heard about Marta when she won the Junior title here in Melbourne. She is a big fighter, fight to the end, we can see it today. Well, she certainly has a great future, and we’ll hear about it in the future.
To be the fourth seed? It’s too easy, all play quite freely against you, you need to be prepared for difficult fights from the start. There are advantages, I try to stay positive, play one match at a time,” said Svitolina immediately after the victory.
Earlier it was reported that Elina Svitolina has won Kostyuk Ukrainian Derby at the Australian Open. Next opponent Svitolina was 130-ranked Denis Hallertau from the Czech Republic.
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