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Mirra Andreeva Makes Historic Comeback Against Diane Parry, Secures 4th Round Entry At Aus Open

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Mirra Andreeva continues her dream run at the ongoing 2024 Australian Open.

The 16-year-old prodigy, who hails from Russia, has been on a spectacular spell at the first Grand Slam of 2024, and on Friday, produced a comeback that is nothing less than those in the history books.

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Mirra Andreeva rallies back from 1-5 to defeat Diane Parry

Taking on Diane Parry in the third round of the women’s singles, Andreeva almost suffered a defeat when she fell 1-5 behind the Frenchwoman. But from that decider set, the World No. 47 teen produced an unbelievable rally against Parry.

The first two sets of the match were mostly one-sided, with both Andreeva and Parry securing 6-1 margins in one set each. The third one, as well as the match, went almost to the World No. 76 until Andreeva made her spectacular comeback.

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In the nail-biting decider, Andreeva secured back to back games, courtesy of backhand winners as well as forcing Parry into errors to turn the set around to 6-6. From thereon, the tie-breaker ended with a 10-5 score for Andreeva, awarding her the historic win by a margin of 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(10-5) and her last 16 berth. In her next outing, Andreeva will be up against Czech 9th seeded Barbora Krejcikova from Czech Republic or and Aussie star Storm Hunter.

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Andreeva marked her first Grand Slam after qualifying for the French Open last year, in which she made it to the third round. However, the young Russian gained more popularity at the Wimbledon, where she reached fourth.

Her second Grand Slam appearance at the US Open saw Andreeva reach round 2 where she bowed out against Coco Gauff, the World No. 4 who eventually went on to win the tournament.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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