16 May 2017

Young teen wins first title

News Article

By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Krisztina TamasMarta Kostyuk (UKR)

14-year-old Marta Kostyuk overcame nerves at the weekend when playing for the title in her first ITF Pro Circuit singles final.

"I am extremely happy with my performance today. I was a little nervous since this was my first ITF final."

The Ukrainian wild card entrant triumphed 64 63 over America's Bernarda Pera and did not drop a set all week.

"I am very thankful for the organisers giving me a wild card. Without that I could not make it. It was a tough match and I am glad that I could focus more and win the tournament. It is always a pleasure for me to play in Hungary."

Bernarda Pera and Marta Kostyuk