Ukraine’s women tennis stars had a tournament to remember at the Australian Open as three made the third round in this year’s first Grand Slam event. The trio was led by Elina Svitolina. Ranked fourth going into the tournament, Ukraine’s top tennis star disappointingly crashed out at the quarterfinal stage by losing 6-4, 6-0 to Belgium’s unseeded Elise Mertens. The surprise of the tournament however was Ukraine’s 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk, who fell to Svitolina in the third round. She became the youngest woman to make the third round of a Grand Slam since Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic in 1997. Kyiv’s Katerina Bondarenko joined the pair in the third round, where she cost to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in three sets. With her quarterfinal finish, Svitolina is now ranked No. 3 in the world. The three ladies will undoubtedly have more news to share following the Fed Cup tie with Australia on 10-11 February, just as we go to print.
Here’s a fact: many Russians live in Kyiv. Indeed many Russians live across all of Ukraine, and to see a Russian-plated car is not uncommon. Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the time these people are simply guests in the country who are required to abide by the laws and entitled to live a peaceful […]
In an effort to do more to promote Ukraine, the government just announced a new logo and slogan that will attempt to brand the country as a destination of choice for investors, tourists, and anybody else who might want to realise the potential of the country. Cool. To assist the authorities in their promo campaign, […]
Ukraine’s aim of 18 June conference It’s long past time for Syrians and Ukrainians to unite to stop the wars in their countries and work more closely together to persuade the rest of the world to put greater pressure on Russia, the imperial power which has caused so much death and destruction in these two […]
Talk of the town, Champions League final, and here’s one more little-known bit that you may be interested in: the entertainment to calm the nerves of the fans in the stadium on the 26th will be provided by English singer/songwriter Dua Lipa! No doubt she will perform hits New Rules and IDGAF while those seated […]