Photo: Lyudmila Kichenok and Mate Pavych/twitter.com/wimbledon
On Thursday, July 13, Ukrainian Ludmila Kichenok became the champion of Wimbledon in the mixed tournament. This is reported by WTA.
Kichenok was the last Ukrainian tennis player to compete at this year's Wimbledon – earlier, Elina Svitolina was defeated by the Czech Marketa Vondroushova in the semifinals of the women's individual tournament.
In the final, the 30-year-old native of Dnipro Kichenok, who competed in the tournament in a pair with the Croatian Mate Pavic, played against the tandem of Fliegen-Xuy. This match closed the program of the game day at Wimbledon. In the end, the Ukrainian-Croatian couple won with a score of 2:1 (6:4, 6:7, 6:3).
Thus, this is the first victory of a Ukrainian tennis player at the WTA mixed tournament and the first victory of a representative of Ukraine at Wimbledon. It is also the second title of Ukrainian tennis players at the Grand Slam level – in 2008, Ukrainians Alyona and Kateryna Bondarenko became doubles champions at the Australian Open.
Prepared by Serhii Daga