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

WION Web Team
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 11:36 AM(IST)

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

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Ivo Karlovic d Yuichi Sugita,7-6(3) 6-7(3) 7-5 4-6 || ||Marta Kostyuk d Olivia Rogowska, 6-3, 7-5 || ||

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.


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.


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