<b”>Roland Garros-1991: Andrei Medvedev – Thomas Enquist 6-4, 7-6
It was 1991. Since then, so many events have happened in my life that I almost forgot my first triumph. I only remembered that I was very happy about that victory. I was presented with a silver plate, which now stands in a place of honor in my collection of awards. Now I understand that it was precisely the winning on the courts of France that became the impetus for subsequent victories in adult tennis. Prize money? I haven’t received a cent. Under French law, juniors were not given money. Was there any confidence that I would become a great tennis player? No, junior tennis and adult tennis are, as they say in Odessa, two big differences. Like two different sports. If you become a junior world champion, there is no guarantee that you will be able to light up in adult tennis. At 17, everything was just beginning …
Roland Garros-2010: Elina Svitolina – Ons Jaber 6-2, 7-5
Facebook is overflowing , added 500 people whom she does not know, – says the mother of tennis player Elena. (She went with her daughter to France and was even more worried than the young athlete). – And after the tournament tennis stars Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Andrei Medvedev approached Elina and personally congratulated her on her victory.
They said that they really liked how I played, that I showed a good game, and I was very pleased to hear this from them, – picks up 15-year-old Elina’s mother’s words. The girl does not keep the recipe for victory a secret. I tuned in to each match like the first one, and played like the first, – Elina shared. The most important thing is not to get distracted, to concentrate on what we are doing, – adds mom. – If you really want something, then it is made up of small details and cannot fail.
Wimbledon-2004: Katerina Bondarenko – Ana Ivanovich 6-4, 6-7, 6-2
“I am very happy, – says Katerina Bondarenko – I could not even imagine that I would win the tournament. I just went round after round, match after match. I went out on the court well-tuned, and tried to make every ball that I played hit the court. I was a little nervous, but the most difficult for me was the semifinal match, as it was interrupted four times due to rain. ”
Australian Open-2017: Marta Kostiuk – Rebeca Masarova 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
“Actually, I was more happy when I won the semifinals yesterday. How will I celebrate my victory? I will change the screen to my phone. I didn’t have time for that for three weeks. And I’ll probably go shopping.
Review of the finale and press conference by Marta Kostyuk
I also I’m proud of these guys who came to my match. One day between games, I was at one about of them at home. They made a real party in honor of me and another Ukrainian tennis player (Alexandra Andreeva – approx. BTU). It’s great when you come to another country and there are Ukrainians there. You can feel it. I’m very proud of it.
Wimbledon: Daria Snigur – Alexa Noel 6-4, 6-4
“I can’t believe this. It was my dream. I worked hard every day for this trophy. It’s incredible. When I saw the stadium, I was delighted, but at the same time I was very scared. But I had to play. Was I nervous? I’m still nervous now. I was nervous before the match, during the match and after the match. I was nervous all the time.