Ukrainian tennis players failed to reach the playoffs of the World group of the fed Cup.
First day on grass Canberra ended with the score 1:1 – Martha Kostiuk sensationally defeated Daria Gavrilova, Lyudmila Kichenok has not created problems Ashleigh Barty.
The second session of singles matches the strongest is not defined. Ashleigh Barty confidently defeated Marta Kostyuk, and Hope Kichenok, substitute for sister Ludmilla, suddenly upset Daria Gavrilova.
In the decisive doubles match Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellaqua, trailing top-10 doubles WTA rankings, confidently stopped the Kichenok sisters. Ukrainka in each set once lost her serve, and at the reception have not earned a single break point.
Australia – Ukraine 3:2
Ashleigh Barty – Martha Kostiuk – 6:2, 6:3
Daria Gavrilova – Hope Kichenok – 6:4, 2:6, 3:6
Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellaqua – Lyudmyla Kichenok/Kichenok Hope – 6:3, 6:4
The national team of Ukraine Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko and Ekaterina Bondarenko was close to a sensational victory over Australia, but still suffered a decent defeat.
For the preservation of residence in the Second World group fed Cup Ukraine will compete with one of the winners of zonal competitions (Paraguay, UK, Latvia, or Japan).
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