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I was at the match covering it for the Empire. It was approaching 100 degrees in air temperature. Marta only played doubles with Venus. She seemed to enjoy herself. The Empire beat the Kastles badly. As you can tell by my posting here, I did not suffer heat stroke. I have many pictures of Marta which will be put up at a later date.

I could have interviewed Marta if I wanted to, but I had to wait for Venus (which unfortunately never happened). Next year, I will talk to her.
 

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JULY 29 2019 WASHINGTON KASTLES @ VEGAS ROLLERS
WS Asia Muhammad (LVR) d. Marta Kostyuk (WAS) 5-3
WD A.Muhammad / J.Jaksic (LVR) d. K.Christian / M.Kostyuk (WAS) 5-0

https://streamable.com/mctjp - Dance moves, couple of underarm serves and Redfoo fangirling.

JULY 30 2019 WASHINGTON KASTLES @ SAN DIEGO AVIATORS
WD A.Groenefeld / A.Rodionova (SAN) d. K.Christian / M.Kostyuk (WAS) 5-0

JULY 31 2019 WASHINGTON KASTLES @ ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS
Out with a back injury.

https://streamable.com/pkaa5 - Marta as a cheerleader and massage therapist.

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https://wtt.com/2019/07/30/vegas-rollers-keep-wtt-playoffs-hope-alive-top-washington-kastles/
Despite her team struggling through a tough campaign, Kostyuk said it’s been an exhilarating experience during her first season in World TeamTennis.

Kostyuk is one of two players – along with Christian – who have played with the Kastles since the start of the season. Through 12 matches the teen-aged sensation has played in 76 games – including 32 women’s singles matches – and treasured the moment she teamed with one of the sport’s greatest-ever in Venus Williams.

“This is so important to try this as a player, it’s definitely something that everyone should try,” said the Ukraine-native, who turned 17 on June 28. “It was a lot of fun, but it’s also tough. I’m still young so for me, there’s a lot of stress. The first night (of the season) was really tough for me because there’s the music between the points … I was shaking.”

By Monday, her shaking turned to dancing during the women’s doubles match, as she showed off some moves when the house dee jay played DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” before she opened the fifth game with her first serve.

Kostyuk, who reached her highest ranking ever in January after climbed to 116th on the WTA chart, and is currently sitting at 198th while her career earnings are a little more than $260,000, has shaken off the jitters and is soaking up the experience she’s gained while playing in WTT.

That includes her time on the court with Williams, plus being able to watch the seven-time Grand Slam single’s champion and learning certain nuances of the sport.

“I got to spend a lot of time with Venus, which not a lot of people have privilege to,” Kostyuk said. “She’s so experienced and she’s aware of all the things that are going on, on the court. She is really inspiring, and it’s just been a lot of fun.”

Now, she can add playing in Las Vegas to her résumé.

“There’s a lot of casinos, a lot of lights everywhere, a lot of people – it’s almost too much,” she said laughingly. “I know that Las Vegas is the city that never sleeps, but it’s very hot. I was in the sun like 10 seconds and it was the warmest weather I’ve ever been. But overall, this season been so much fun. I’ve learned a lot.”
 

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kostyukmarta: Unfortunately I injured my back during WTT season and I have to skip US Open this year. Few days ago I started to practice and I don't feel pain anymore, but it is not enough time to be prepared. I am sorry because New York is one of my favourite cities and I really enjoy spending time there. Hopefully I will come back next year better and stronger.
 

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Ugh :( :sad: :hug:

It's been a rather frustrating season for my faves overall (so far at least) :[
 

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Gutted for Marta. Picking up an injury is bad enough but somehow it feels worse to have done it during an exho. She'll get many more chances of course. But I'm impatient! :lol:
 

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W60+H Zagreb

Main draw

Barbara HAAS (AUT) [1] v Daniela SEGUEL (CHI)
Dea HERDZELAS (BIH) (Q) v Cagla BUYUKAKCAY (TUR)
Elitsa KOSTOVA (BUL) v Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) (WC)
Antonia LOTTNER (GER) v Pemra OZGEN (TUR) [5]

Paula ORMAECHEA (ARG) [3] v Valentina IVAKHNENKO (RUS)
Amandine HESSE (FRA) v Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) (WC)
Maryna CHERNYSHOVA (UKR) (Q) v Laura-Ioana PAAR (ROU)
Tena LUKAS (CRO) (SE) v Irina Maria BARA (ROU) [7]

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO) [6] v Estelle CASCINO (FRA) (Q)
Alena FOMINA (RUS) (Q) v Anna BONDAR (HUN)
Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) v Victoria KAN (RUS) (Q)
Basak ERAYDIN (TUR) v Martina DI GIUSEPPE (ITA) [4]

Martina TREVISAN (ITA) [8] v Antonia RUZIC (CRO) (WC)
Despina PAPAMICHAIL (GRE) (Q) v Maryna ZANEVSKA (BEL)
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO) (Q) v Reka-Luca JANI (HUN) (Q)
Mihaela DJAKOVIC (SRB) (WC) v Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) [2]

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R32 Victoria KAN (RUS) (Q) d. Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) 1-6 6-2 6-3

Marta will be fine. The first set was perfect, the game is there, she just needs to play more matches to get her confidence back. (And practice overheads in spare time :angel:)

So she got skulldragged, but what did she look like? :laugh2: :nerd:
She resembles Marta a bit, the SWAG is there and her BH slice is actually more pleasing to eye than Marta's :angel: I don't think she is a bad player, just completely unprepared to compete at this level.
 

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R32 Victoria KAN (RUS) (Q) d. Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) 1-6 6-2 6-3

Marta will be fine. The first set was perfect, the game is there, she just needs to play more matches to get her confidence back. (And practice overheads in spare time :angel:)
Hope you're right. Seems like a bad loss on the face of it. Great start and then fizzling out.
 

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W60+H Saint-Malo

Main draw

Pauline PARMENTIER (FRA) [1] v Tessah ANDRIANJAFITRIMO (FRA) (WC)
Maryna ZANEVSKA (BEL) (WC) v Alice RAME (FRA) (WC)
Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) v Guiomar MARISTANY ZULETA DE REALES (ESP) (Q)
Margot YEROLYMOS (FRA) (Q) v Allie KIICK (USA) [8]

Tamara KORPATSCH (GER) [4] v Irina Maria BARA (ROU)
Eleonora MOLINARO (LUX) (Q) v Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK)
Ekaterine GORGODZE (GEO) v Cristina BUCSA (ESP)
Lou BROULEAU (FRA) (WC) v Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) [5]

Giulia GATTO-MONTICONE (ITA) [7] v Diana MARCINKEVICA (LAT)
Audrey ALBIE (FRA) (Q) v Jessika PONCHET (FRA)
Amandine HESSE (FRA) v Dalma GALFI (HUN)
Martina DI GIUSEPPE (ITA) v Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA (RUS) [3]

Mandy MINELLA (LUX) [6] v Eva GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP) (Q)
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO) v Stephanie WAGNER (GER) (Q)
Lucie WARGNIER (FRA) (Q) v Varvara GRACHEVA (RUS)
Daniela SEGUEL (CHI) (Q) v Aliona BOLSOVA ZADOINOV (ESP) [2]

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R32 Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) d. Guiomar MARISTANY ZULETA DE REALES (ESP) (Q) 6-3 6-1
R16 Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) d. Margot YEROLYMOS (FRA) (Q) 6-1 6-4
QF Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) d. Maryna ZANEVSKA (BEL) (WC) 7-6(5) 6-1
SF Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) d. Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) [5] 6-4 6-2

Marta is through to the final without dropping a set :cheer: Either Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA (RUS) [3] or Varvara GRACHEVA (RUS) next for the title.

 
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