In the quarterfinal matches, the 2023 Australian Open junior champion Alina Korneeva (3), 15, smoothly faced the representative of Japan, Mayu Crossley (8). The match lasted only 1 hour 16 minutes and ended with a score of 6:3, 6:3 in favor of the Russians.
For the 14-year-old Alisa, the October match against the tournament’s second seed, Clervie Ngunu of the USA, started more difficult, but she managed to break through her opponent’s resistance: 7:5, 6:1.
A little later, Anastasia Guryeva defeated the Danish Rebecca Munch-Mortensen in the quarterfinals 6:3, 4:6, 7:5.
Let’s remember that we have already seen Russian clashes at the youth level between girls. In the final of the Australian Open in January this year, Alina Korneeva defeated Mirra Andreeva.
Mirra, by the way, has already switched to the adult tour and has shown herself perfectly. She received a wild card to the prestigious WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid and crushed the main rivals there. For example, the 14th racket in the world, the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, who yesterday at Roland Garros fought to reach the final against the first racket in the world, the Polish Igi Sventek. In Madrid, Andreeva lost only to the second racket in the world, the Belarusian Arina Sobolenko. This is another French Open quarterfinalist. Mirra herself in Paris worked her way through the qualifications and she reached the third round of the main draw, where she lost to American Corey Gauff (6). Now Andreeva will rise from the 143rd line of the ranking to the top 100.
If the Russian champion will be at the junior Roland Garros, we will know on Saturday. Interestingly, in 2014, young Andrei Rublev and Daria Kasatkina celebrated a double victory in singles.
Meanwhile, Kasatkina will leave the top 10 of the WTA rankings at the end of the French Open. Dasha lost to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in the fourth round and did not defend last year’s semifinal. From the ninth row, she will definitely be replaced by Beatriz Haddad Maia, who broke through in the top four in Paris. This means that not a single Russian tennis player will remain in the top ten. In men, on the contrary, for the first time there will be three representatives of Russia at once: Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov.