Born Marta Olehivna Kostyuk on June 28, 2002, Kostyuk is a pro tennis player, playing for Ukraine. She is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand. She stands 5 feet and 9 inches tall and is coached by former pro tennis player Talina Beiko. She turned pro in 2018 and is currently residing in Chaiky, Ukraine. On June 14, 2021, she reached a ranking of No.65. As of June 2021, she has played in the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, and Wimbledon.
Kostyuk was born to parents Talina Beiko and Oleh Kostyuk. Her mother was a former tennis pro, once ranked 391. Her father was also heavily involved in tennis and was a technical director for the Antey Cup. At a young age, Marta started playing at the Antey Tennis Club. Her mother was her first coach and she continues to coach her as of 2021. She also received coaching from her uncle, Taras Beiko. Kostyuk has stated that she initially started playing tennis as a way to spend more time with her mother who was working as a tennis coach.
As a junior player, Kostyuk participated in many tournaments. She won the 14 and under event at Florida’s Orange Bowl in 2015. The following year, she won the Petits As, held in Tarbes, France. She won for both singles and doubles. In 2017, she won a number of events including the Australian Open Girl’s singles and the ITF Junior Masters. Towards the end of the year, she received a junior ranking of world No.2.
She made her debut in 2018 when she participated in the Australian Open. Kostyuk is noted for being the youngest player to have won a main-draw match in the Australian Open - since 1996 when Martha Hingis achieved the same. She is also noted for being the first player, who was born in 2002, to have played a Grand Slam main draw. In the same year, she won the Burnie International. The following year, she won two additional ITF titles.
She saw success in ITF Cairo in 2020, where she won the singles and the doubles tournament. Following the COVID breaks, she participated in the US Open for 2020. In 2021, she reached the fourth round of the French Open.
Professional Career Highlights
- 64% Career Win Rate
- 60% Win Rate on Grass
- 71% Win Rate on Clay
- 56% Win Rate on Hard Surface
- Highest Ranking as of June 2021 –World No.2 Juniors Ranking