Elina Svitolina beats 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk at Australian Open

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Kostyuk, who was all smiles when she met her opponent at the net, sobbed in her mother's arms shortly after.

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina revealed she had been dealing with injury issues at the Australian Open after successfully negotiating a tricky second round match against Katerina Siniakova on Wednesday. Kostyuk was the youngest player since Martina Hingis in 1996 to win main draw matches at the Australian Open.

"It's very special to me, I always love coming to Australia but I never got beyond the third round", Svitolina said on court.

"It was expensive, because we play for prize money", she said with a smile.

In the women's singles, teenage sensation Marta Kostyuk was in tears yesterday after her tournament adventure ended, but she was determined to make the best of it. "Expensive lesson", the senior pro added with a smile.

Allertova ripped through the first set in just 21 minutes against the world number 74 but said she became disoriented as the extreme heat got to her for a few minutes at the start of the second set. Although her run ended in the hands of the title favorite, it was an unbelievable performance for the Ukrainian which concluded with a nice hug at the net with Svitolina.

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In her previous match, Wozniacki had to save two match points on an epic comeback from 5-1 down in the third set against Croatian Jana Fett, so she was thrilled to avoid another drawn-out battle against Bertens. She will remember this moment for all her life. "It's gonna be very exciting for me and hopefully I can be ready for that match".

Kostyuk entered the tournament ranked No 521.

"Credit to her, I'm not saying she's bad player". "I think she'll remember this moment for all her life".

All in all, Kostyuk certainly seemed to be on a hot streak, but the rising star was up against her fellow countrywoman, fourth seed Elina Svitolina, in the round of 32.

No. 3-seeded Grigor Dimitrov beat No. 30 Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in just over three hours in an afternoon match on Rod Laver Arena and said "the heat didn't scare me at all today - that's a good sign".

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