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Australian Open 2018: Marta Kostyuk, 15, reaches third round in Melbourne

Australian Open 2018: Marta Kostyuk, 15, reaches third round in Melbourne

Marta Kostyuk is managed by Roger Federer's coach Ivan Ljubicic
bbc.comMarta Kostyuk became the youngest player to reach the third round of a Grand Slam since 1997 as the 15-year-old qualifier beat Olivia Rogowska at the Australian Open.The world number 521 won 6-3 7-5 and plays fourth seed and fellow Ukranian Elina Svitolina in the last 32.Kostyuk is the youngest player to reach that stage at a Slam since Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the 1997 US Open.
She is the youngest in the last 32 at Melbourne since Martina Hingis in 1996.Kostyuk, the 2017 Australian Open girls' champion, said: "I felt so bad on the court - it was hot - but I made it through."Opening play on the main Rod Laver Arena, Svitolina had to come from behind to beat Czech Katerina Siniakova 4-6 6-2 6-1.
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