Ukraine's best female tennis player Elina Svitolina had her first match at the Gippsland Trophy in Melbourne, Australia.
Svitolina faced the representative of Germany Andrea Petkovic. The first set ended successfully for the Ukrainian player. The next one, in turn, started with the display of dominance from Petkovic. Nonetheless, after making six aces, three double faults, and seizing five out of eight breakpoints, Ukraine's top-ranked player managed to get the victory.
Svitolina's next opponent will be determined in the match between Jeļena Ostapenko and Danka Kovinic.
As we reported earlier, the middlefielder of the national football team of Ukraine Viktor Kovalenko has signed a preliminary contract with Atalanta B.C.
Kovalenko's transfer will cost Atalanta one million euros and will take place in the coming days. The player underwent a medical examination last weekend.
If the transfer appears to be a successful one, Kovalenko will reunite with another Ukrainian player on that team - Ruslan Malinovskyi.