Australian Open: All hope for Ukrainians

Australian Open: Вся надежда на украинок

The organizers of the Open championship of Australia has published a list of the participants admitted to the main grids.

Unfortunately, in the men’s singles will not be Ukrainians. Only Sergiy Stakhovsky, who now occupies the 134-th row in the world classification, is included in the alternative registry.

But how else? Last year for our men’s tennis was weak. After the injury has not appeared in court since may, Alexander Dolgopolov.

Now he’s just 300-I racket of the world. Ilya Marchenko also had surgery, but managed to play 12 tournaments and the Davis Cup. He even fell below the sixth hundred…

The last time this was 11 years ago. Then Stakhovsky lost at the start of qualifying, and Dolgopolov in the final selection.

But the women of Ukraine in the main draw of the tournament will feature at least four players: Elina Svitolina (No. 4), Lesya Tsurenko (No. 27), Diane Yastremsky (No. 58) and Kateryna Kozlova (No. 97).

In the alternative list to get into the base (in two weeks he will be a bidding sheet) there are four more Ukrainian angelina Kalinina, Martha Kostiuk, Kateryna Bondarenko and Catarina Zavacka.

This Quartet still has to go through the sieve of qualification. The open championship of Australia will start on January 14.