Australian Open: Svitolina to face Kostyuk in Ukrainian derby

Australian Open: Svitolina to face Kostyuk in Ukrainian derby

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Ukraine's top seeded tennis player and world No. 4 Elina Svitolina has successfully qualified for the next round of the Australian Open 2018 in Melbourne, with $43 million in prize money. 

The Ukrainian continued her performance at the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over world No. 59 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, Ukrinform reports.

For a spot in the fourth round of the competition, Svitolina will face her compatriot, 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk, who defeated Australian Olivia Rogowska 6-3, 7-5.

Svitolina repeated her best achievement at the Australian Open, where she progressed to the third round of the tournament in 2014-2015 and 2017.

The tournament's youngest player this year, Kostyuk, in turn, became the first player born in 2002 to ever compete in a Grand Slam tournament.

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