Seven Ukrainian tennis players will play at the Australian Open tennis championships. This is a repeat of the national record.
Which Ukrainian tennis players will play at the Australian Open
Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko, Marta Kostyuk and Anhelina Kalinina automatically won tickets to the Australian Open-2024.
Dayana Yastremska, Daria Snigur and Yulia Starodubtseva joined them after qualifying for the tournament. Katarina Zavatska could have done the same, but she lost her deciding match.
This will be the third time in history that seven Ukrainian players will compete at the Grand Slam. A similar result was demonstrated at the Roland Garros 2007 and Wimbledon 2008. However, a national record was set at the Australian Open.
Anhelina Kalinina, Lesia Tsurenko and Elina Svitolina were in the main draw due to their high rankings, which also became a record for Ukraine at the Grand Slam.
The 2024 Australian Open tennis championships will start on 15 January and end on 28 January.
Ukrainian women in the WTA rankings
Svitolina's successful performance in Auckland allowed the Ukrainian to rise from 25th to 23rd place in the WTA rankings. Lesia Tsurenko, who also played in New Zealand and won one match, retained her 32nd position.
Kalinina and Kostyuk, on the other hand, worsened their position after their defeats in Brisbane: Angelina lost one position and Marta three.
Dayana Yastremska showed progress in the top 100, moving up two places. Yulia Starodubtseva and Katarina Zavatska improved their positions in the top 200.
There was one change in the world's top 10: the winner of the WTA 500 tournament in Brisbane, Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan, overtook the champion of the 250 event in Auckland, Coco Gauff, to move up to third place.