Marta Kostiuk began her struggles in this year’s edition of the Grand Slam Australian Open with a victory against the American Claire Liu (6-3, 4-6, 6-1). Later, the 21-year-old defeated Belgian Elise Mertens, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (6). In the third round to the Ukrainian There was a clash with the representative of Russia, Elina Avanesian. Kostiuk won this match 6, 6-4, 6-4 and thus already entered the fourth round of the competition. After the meeting, the athlete traditionally spoke to journalists. The tennis player revealed that she draws her greatest inspiration from her compatriots and Elina Svitolina’s colleague.
“I know that my country is going through very difficult times right now. “I hope I will be as good as Elina and make everyone happy with my tennis,” said the 21-year-old.
The Ukrainian did not mince words about the war. Here’s what she said after winning
At the Australian Open, she once again raised the topic of war. This time, she drew attention to the fact that less and less is being said in the media about what is happening in her country. The 21-year-old expressed frustration with the behavior of journalists who they overlook a serious situation in Ukraine.
I think they stopped talking about the war now. They just wanted more drama and news. They wanted all this heating between players
~ she said, quoted by the portal “sportskeeda.com”.
“People are still dying every day. I still don’t understand what all these players are doing here. I feel like there’s a lot of things that people forget about because people get used to it. Yes, Unfortunately, this is no longer breaking newsso they are no longer interested,” she added, embittered.