Below you will find the latest news about the players, who are represented by the “Top Five” agency, and their performance in Melbourne.
Elina Svitolina got two victories in straight sets over Victoria Golubic from Switzerland and Victoria Kuzmova from Slovakia. Elina’s third-round opponent is the World No. 42 from China Shuai Zhang,
Our rising star Dayana Yastremska has also had a brilliant debut in Melbourne. In her first-round match she managed to defeat the winner of the US Open-2011 and the former World No. 4 Samantha Stosur from Australia. Following this success Dayana also defeated experienced Carla Suarez-Navarro, the seed No. 23, in the second round. Dayana’s opponent on her way to the fourth round is the American Serena Williams who possesses 23 triumphs at Grand Slam tournaments including 7 titles at the Australian Open.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has also beaten two difficult opponents on her way to the third round. She managed to defeat the Olympic champion Monica Puig in straight sets in the opening round and spent another three sets to overcome the World No. 9 and the semi-finalist of the latest WTA Finals – Kiki Bertens. Her next opponent is Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus.
Katerina Siniakova, the leader of the world doubles ranking, has paired with her fellow country-woman Barbora Krejcikova and has opened the tournament with an easy victory over Ana Bogdan from Romania and Anastasia Rodionova from Australia. The next opponent of the Czech pair is the Australian team comprising Monika Adamczak and Jessica Moore.