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Australia and Ukraine level after day one of Fed Cup

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The scores are level at one-all after the first day of play in the Fed Cup World Group II First Round tie in Canberra.

World No.16 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) led Australia to a first match victory, defeating Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 4-6 6-1 6-4 in just under two hours. In the second match of the day 15-year-old Ukrainian prodigy Marta Kostyuk upset Australia’s No.2 player, Daria Gavrilova 7-6(3) 6-3.

Tomorrow the reverse singles will be played, with Barty up first to face Ukraine No.1 Kostyuk, followed by Gavrilova against L. Kichenok. Barty and Casey Dellacqua will play doubles for Australia, against Ukraine pair Nadiia Kichenok and Dasha Lopatetskaya.