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Mirra Andreeva Makes History at Australian Open 2024: 16 Year Old Russian Wonder Kid Will Play Former Jr Rank 1 in the 3rd Round

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Mirra Andreeva a 16-year-old girl from Russia pulled off something quite extraordinary. Andreeva triumphed over Ons Jabeur 6-0,6-2 in just 54 minutes. Mirra Andreeva played her debut match at the Australian Open main draw and shocked everyone by making the game a one-sided contest against one of the best women players in the world. Andreeva became the finalist in last year’s girls’ singles Australian Open.

Mirra Andreeva defeats a top-10 player in her debut

Mirra Andreeva first burst onto the scene last year when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon as a qualifier. In just her fourth appearance in the main draw of a major, the 47th-ranked Mirra Andreeva managed to defeat a top-10 player.

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Mirra Andreeva

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“I was really nervous before the match because I am really inspired by Ons and the way she plays,” said Andreeva. “Before I started to play on the WTA tour I always watched her matches.

“In the first set I showed amazing tennis, I honestly didn’t expect that from myself,: she added.

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“I just wanted to play on this big court for the second time and just to enjoy the tennis and the time, and I did. I feel like I am a bit more mature than I was before. Over this year I think I have changed a lot of and I think you can see that on the court,” she said.

 

Mirra Andreeva defeated Ons Jabeur in a one-sided affair

Mirra Andreeva just toyed with her opponent in the first round conceding only eight points and getting the set over within 20 minutes. Jabeur being the runner-up at Wimbledon in the past two years and also reaching the US Open final in 2022 tried to fight back. After a quick chat and a revised plan with her coaching staff, Jabeur got off the mark in the opening game of the second set, she celebrated the win by waving a finger high in the air. little did she know what was coming, 2-1 then 4-1  and by the time it was 5-2 Jabeur knew it was all over.

Mirra Andreeva

Many consider Mirra Andreeva as a young prospect but she is already standing tall against some of the best players in the world. She was ranked 405th at the start of 2023 and by the end of the year she climbed to 46. As per her recent performance, she is expected to climb even higher in the rankings in the coming months.

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Arko Bhattacharyya
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Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer for swen entertainment and sports. This political science graduate is a huge sports fan . He uses his experience and passion to provide unique insight into all. Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer combat based and us sports . Besides being a Us sports buff , he is also a massive football and cricket fan . Apart from his professional exploits as a content writer , he likes to travel and explore.
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