Ukrainians with varying degrees of success continue to struggle in the Open championship of Australia on tennis.
Alexander Dolgopolov in a match with a prospective Croat Boric Coric is not without problems managed to interrupt a long series without a win. Tennis players spent on the court for three hours and was determined the winner in four sets.
Dolgopolov in the same breath held a launch party on the supply of Ukrainian was not allowed break points, and at the reception once managed to upset the Coric. The second set was not so easy – Dolgopolov has played 11 break points, and Choric again failed to protect one game on his serve.
In the third set Dolgopolov twice losing his serve and allows the opponent to get back in the game. During the final of the set, Alexander was able to defeat the opponent, and finally lose the initiative. Fortunately for Dolgopolov, everything went well – having missed the advantage of the break, the Ukrainian on the tie-break went away from the set ball and yet, Doge of Coric.
To reach the third round of the Australian Open Alexandr Dolgopolov will compete with the sixth racket of the world the Gael the Gael, in three sets defeated Jiri Vesely.
Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) — Borna Coric (Croatia) — 6:3, 6:4, 3:6, 7:6
Kateryna Bondarenko in a bitter struggle lost to Caroline Garcia and Elina Svitolina left the only representative of Ukraine in the women’s singles of the Australian major. Bondarenko is constantly conducted in the account, but are unable to cope with the nerves at the end of each of the two parties.
During the first set Bondarenko twice led with a break, and the flow of the opponent missed three set-Bola. In the second game Catherine continued to waste their chances – now Garcia bounced back from the account 1:3 and punished the opponent for the horrible game on his serve.
Ekaterina Bondarenko (Ukraine) — Caroline Garcia (France, 21) — 6:7, 4:6
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