Ukraine’s best tennis player Elina Svitolina had her first match at the Australian Open.
The Ukrainian faced Marie Bouzkova from the Czech Republic. Svitolina confidently secured the first set, but Bouzkova was not willing to surrender that easily and put some pressure at the beginning of the second set. Nonetheless, Svitolina was able to withstand the storm and captured her first victory of this year’s Australian Open.
In the next round, Svitolina will play against Cori Gauff from the U.S. who beat Jil Teichman (Switzerland) in her previous match.
As we reported earlier, on February 1, Atalanta B.C. announced the transfer of FC Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Viktor Kovalenko.
The clubs did not disclose the details of the agreement, but according to the Transfermarkt website, the transfer amount was 700,000 euros, the contract with the player was signed for four and a half years – until June 30, 2025.
Kovalenko is Shakhar's ward: he played 200 official matches for the club in all tournaments and scored 32 goals.