Australian Open: Oldest Ivo Karlovic, youngest Marta Kostyuk enter third round

Ivo Karlovic and Marta Kostyuk celebrate their win. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Jan 17, 2018, 10.08 AM (IST)

From legends to newcomers, young champs to evergreen names, Australian Open, the first grand slam of 2018, has seen a lot in the stage matches.

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round in 40 years when he defeated Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five sets, 7-6(3) 6-7(3) 7-5 4-6.

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Evergreen Karlovic, ranked down at 89 in the world, also reached the third round last year when he lost to David Goffin.

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Whereas, Ukrainian 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to reach the third round of a grand slam in over 20 years when she defeated local wildcard Olivia Rogowska at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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In her grand slam debut and first main draw appearance at a WTA tournament, Kostyuk had already become the youngest player to win a match at the Australian Open.