15-year-old Marta Kostyuk reaches the 3rd round in Melbourne

World no. 521 and 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk is having an amazing run at the Australian Open.

After beating (an injured) Shuai Peng in the 1st round 6-2 6-2, she also defeats local favorite Olivia Rogowska 6-3 7-5 to reach a sensational 3rd round.

Marta will face fellow Ukrainian and world no.4 Elina Svitolina that is also nursing an injury. Therefore, Kostyuk as a shot at even reaching the 4th round.

I’ll use the money to buy presents for my family.

After winning the second round, Marta is guaranteed a check of 142,500$. She had the following (nice) comment

“I already know a little bit where I’m going to spend this. Maybe I will get the presents for my family, first of all, of course. Because I have a big family. And then for myself a bit.”

Talking about her next match against Svitolina, she commented

I will just enjoy it.I think I’m going to play on a big court again, but I will just try to show my best tennis, because I’m pretty sure, like, all my opponents, she will struggle a little bit, and I will try to use this.

That’s what I’m going to do. I know a little bit how Elina is playing, but I still didn’t go into the details.”




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