I haven’t written about sports topics for a long time. We need to return to this topic. Now we will talk about tennis. Women's tennis, to be precise. I am interested in the results of Ukrainian athletes. Unfortunately, I have to admit that the successes are not impressive.

WTA 1000 in Dubai

The start of the tournament was positive for Ukrainian tennis players. 5 athletes made it to the main draw.

Lesya Tsurenko was supposed to play against Elise Mertens. But the Ukrainian starred. She developed new health problems. A sore elbow did not allow me to play. As a result: -17 in the ranking and a fall to 34th place in the world ranking. Lesya has only 1447 points. 35th Donna Vekic has 1,420 points.

Marta Kostyuk was supposed to play against the “neutral” Daria Kasatkina. Martha did not recover from her illness. She took off. This affected the rating. Now Marta is on the 45th line. She lost 11 points. Now she has 1242 rating points. On the 46th line is Tatyana Maria. She has only 2 points less: 1240.

Dayana Yastremskaya took to the court against Veronika Kudermetova. It is worth noting that Veronica plays confidently against the Ukrainians. She wins more often than she loses. Dayana had a chance to get even with the big offender of Ukrainian tennis players. But alas, the crisis Veronica was able to outplay the Odessa resident. After this defeat, Yastremskaya dropped to 32nd place. The Odessa resident has 1532 points.

The last to enter the fight were Svitolina and Kalinina. This time the Ukrainians played among themselves. You understand that I was rooting for Svitolina. She's from Odessa after all! Elina won. The defeat dropped Kalinina to 33rd place in the ranking. She has: 1470 points. Immediately after this, Elina beat Tatyana Maria. In the next match, Svitolina played against Iga Swiatek. Unfortunately, this match turned out to be problematic for Svitolina. She could not beat the first racket in the ranking. Performance at the tournament in Dubai allowed the Odessa native to rise in the rankings. With 2332 points, she took 17th place.

Ukrainian women in the WTA race

In the race, the Ukrainians have a slightly better situation. Dayana Yastremskaya was ranked highest. She's on line 9. The Odessa native has 916 points. On the 8th line is Anna Kalinskaya. The “neutral” team has 1237 points. On line 10 is another “neutral”. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has 855 points.

Marta Kostyuk is in 15th place. She has 695 points. Elina Svitolina is in 20th place. The Odessa resident has 523 points. Lesya Tsurenko is in 40th position. She has 282 points. Angelina Kalinina 82nd. She scored 148 points.

Thus, now Ukrainian women are not showing much results. Even the first racket of Ukraine cannot recover after a long break. But let's see what the tennis players will show at other, future tournaments.