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Make way for the youth! The Russian junior follows in the footsteps of Maria Sharapova

Date: June 19, 2024 Time: 13:06:48

The very young Mirra Andreeva is holding the second Grand Slam tournament for adults. The 2023 Australian Open finalist quickly realized that she no longer wanted to compete with her peers and was ready for the real challenge. At Roland Garros, the 16-year-old Russian reached the third round, where she lost to American Corey Gauff in a bitter fight. In England, Andreeva was able to break her recent record, forcing the best tennis players in the world to seriously alert

Everyone expected that Mirra would take a short break from adult tennis and show up for junior Wimbledon, but the Russian woman was determined to prove that she was no longer a child, but rather a serious opponent for the best tennis players on the planet. . Andreeva started her path to Wimbledon 2023 with qualifications, where she clicked on one opponent after another. Mirra won all the matches in straight sets. She alone in the final of the selection with the German Tamara Korpacz (racket 120 in the world) she experienced some difficulties, however, she still prevailed with a score of 7: 5, 5: 7, 6: 2. It is noteworthy that of the eight Russians who played in the qualification, only Andreeva was able to enter the main draw of the tournament.

In the first round, Andreeva was expecting a more experienced Chinese woman, Xiyu Wang (number 65 in the world ranking). The match initially didn’t go as planned, having to be postponed due to sudden English rain, but after a couple of hours both girls were on the pitch, determined to put up a real battle for the next stage. As a result, the victory went to Mirra.

In the next round, our girl was waiting for one of the Wimbledon favorites, the Czech Barbora Kreychikova, seeded in the tournament under number 10. The winner of Roland Garros 2021 expected an easy path, but in the end, in most episodes, he just couldn’t keep up with Mirra.

After 55 minutes of play, with the score 6:3, 4:0 in favor of the Russian Kreychikova, she decided to end the fight. Three medical interruptions were a huge wake-up call and she decided not to continue the battle in which she was already a loser. Andreeva was better in all key statistical indicators.

In the third round, compatriot Anastasia Potapova awaited Mirra. The opponent was much more experienced again, and on her role, all of her hands were in her favor. But Andreeva once again created a sensation. It took her about an hour and a half to win. The young Krasnoyarsk native once again finished in straight sets: 6:2, 7:5.

Thus, the 16-year-old Russian star reached the fourth round of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, where he will face the world number 25 racket, the American Madison Keys.

Mirra has every chance to become the new main star of Russian women’s tennis. Thanks to her achievements in England, she will definitely rise to the top hundred of the WTA ranking, and in the future she will also be able to compete for the main trophy. Someone may rightly doubt this, but no one prevented Maria Sharapova from winning Wimbledon in a modest 17 years. And if you look at Mirra’s game, she now looks no worse on the court than María did in 2004.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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