Marta Kostyuk

Marta Kostyuk

Marta Kostyuk

A professional tennis player from Ukraine, Marta Olehivna Kostyuk (Ukrainian: Марта Олегівна Коcтюк) was born on June 28, 2002. On August 7, 2023, she achieved her career-high ranking of No. 32 in the world in singles and No. 27 in doubles. These rankings were attained on May 8, 2023. She has won two WTA Tour titles: one in doubles at the Slovenia Open in 2022 and one in singles at the ATX Open in 2023.

Marta Kostyuk
Marta Kostyuk

Early and personal life

Marta is the child of Oleh Kostyuk and Talina Beiko, his spouse.Her mother played professional tennis and peaked at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. 391 and won a $10,000 title in her home city of Kyiv in 1994 while representing a Ukrainian tennis team. Her father oversaw the junior tennis competition in Kiev, the Antey Cup, as its technical director. Marta is the cousin of professional football players Vadym and Miro Slavov as well as gymnast Oksana Slavova. She is also the sister of collegiate tennis player Mariya Kostyuk, who played for Chicago State University and Southeast Missouri State University.

Under her mother’s tutelage, Kostyuk began playing tennis at the Antey Tennis Club on the western edge of Kiev at a young age. She outlined her The first time I went to the tennis courts to train, at the age of five, I simply realized that if I started playing tennis, I’d get to spend more time with my mom because she was a coach and was always busy. I was motivated to play tennis because I would spend more time with her if I did. Taras Beiko, her maternal uncle, who had played for the USSR and Ukraine in the late 1980s and early 1990s, also served as her coach. The engagement of Kostyuk was declared in March of 2023.

Career 2015–2017

Marta emerged victorious in the “14-and-under” division at the Orange Bowl in Florida in December 2015. She took home the singles and doubles titles (along with Kamilla Bartone) at the 2016 Petits As in Tarbes, France, the following month.

Kostyuk won the girls’ singles title at the Australian Open in January 2017. She became the youngest Ukrainian to win a professional singles title in May when she defeated all opponents in an ITF tournament held in Dunakeszi, Hungary. She and Olga Danilović won the US Open girls’ doubles championship in September. She emerged victorious in Chengdu, China’s ITF Junior Masters, the year’s final junior girls competition, in October. Kostyuk rose to the world No. junior ranking, a career high. 2 on October 30, 2017.

2018–2019: Grand Slam debut and first two wins, first WTA Tour quarterfinal

At the Australian Open, Kostyuk made her debut on the main draw of a tour. She became the first player born in 2002 to compete in a Grand Slam main draw after defeating Arina Rodionova, Daniela Seguel, and Barbora Krejčíková in the qualifying tournament after winning a wildcard entry. Kostyuk became the youngest player to win a main-draw match in Melbourne since Martina Hingis in 1996 when he defeated Peng Shuai in the opening round. She won in straight sets against Australian wildcard Olivia Rogowska in the second round. By doing this, she made history as the youngest player to advance to the third round of a Grand Slam competition since Mirjana Lučić-Baroni did so in the US Open of 1997. But she lost to a fellow countrywoman and fourth seed in the third round.Svitolina Elina.

Marta Kostyuk
Marta Kostyuk

Although Kostyuk advanced to the final of the $60k Zhuhai Open in March after winning the $60k Burnie International tournament in Australia in February, she was unable to maintain her level of success throughout the remainder of the year.

She took home two more ITF Circuit titles in 2019 and qualified for the WTA tournament in Strasbourg, where she lost to fourth-seeded Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinals. She ranked No. 155 at the end of the season.

2020: US Open third round, French Open quarterfinal in doubles

Kostyuk won the $60k Cairo Open in February. In addition, she and Kamilla Rakhimova emerged victorious in the Cairo doubles competition. She participated in the Palermo Ladies Open qualifying, making it to the second round, and advanced through the qualifying to enter the Prague Open main draw after the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the season.

She defeated Daria Kasatkina, a former player ranked in the top ten, in straight sets in the opening round of the US Open. The 31st seed Anastasija Sevastova, a previous semifinalist, was then defeated by her. She faced world No. 9 and past champion Naomi Osaka in the third round. She won the second set in a tiebreaker to overcome a set down, but lost the third.

2021: First WTA 500 semifinal, French Open fourth round, top 50 debut

She defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo, Tamara Zidanšek, Hsieh Su-wei, and Lucie Hradecká to advance to the semifinals of the WTA 500 Abu Dhabi Open.

She defeated Garbiñe Muguruza, the 12th seed and past French Open champion, 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round of the French Open. Her best Grand Slam performance came in the fourth round, where she lost to the reigning champion, Iga ^wiątek. On November 1, 2021, Kostyuk achieved her best career ranking of being in the top 50.

2022: Second Australian Open third round

She defeated 32nd seed Sorribes Tormo to advance to the third round of the Australian Open, but she was defeated by world No. 6 and eighth seed Paula Badosa. She advanced to the third round of the Eastbourne International by defeating Barbora Krejčíková, the seventh seed.

After withdrawing from the match, she advanced to the Championnats de Granby semifinals where she was defeated by Daria Saville.

2023: Major doubles semifinal, first WTA Tour title and top 10 win

She advanced from qualifying to the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 Adelaide International 1, where she defeated the defending Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina. She advanced to the third round of the Australian Open for the third time, defeating Olivia Gadecki and Amanda Anisimova, the 28th seed. She partnered with Elena-Gabriela Ruse to reach the semifinals in doubles at the same tournament. She advanced to the second round in Hua Hin, Thailand. She lost to eighth seed Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Dubai Championships after being awarded a wildcard.

Marta Kostyuk
Marta Kostyuk

The match lasted three hours and twenty-seven minutes, making it the second longest of the season. After defeating Madison Brengle and Dalma Gálfi in the inaugural ATX Open in Austin, Texas, she advanced to her third quarterfinal of the season. Then, she defeated fourth-seeded American Danielle Collins to advance to her first WTA Tour final and Anna-Lena Friedsam to the semifinals. She defeated Varvara Gracheva, a fellow first-time WTA Tour finalist, to win her first title. She dedicated her victory “to Ukraine and to all the people who arerefusing to shake hands with her Russian opponent, she said, “fighting and dying right now. This win helped her climb to the top 40 in the singles rankings.

Kostyuk defeated Anastasia Potapova in the second round of the Miami Open after winning her first match against Elisabetta Cocciaretto. During the match, Kostyuk once again declined to shake hands with her opponent. She lost in the opening round of the French Open, but she still rose to No. 35 in the rankings.

She finished in the second round at Wimbledon once more. round for the third year in a row, triumphing over world No. 8 Maria Sakkari to secure her maiden top-ten victory.


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