Another 15-year-old Russian prodigy hits Roland Garros


Mirra Andreeva He caused a sensation at Roland Garros, as he did at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he turned 16. The Russian made his debut in the main draw in Paris, winning three games of the previous stage. He continued the streak until he was defeated, in three sets, by the American Coco Gauff. In the third round.

Andreeva knows her compatriot very well Alina Korneevawho was his executioner in the final junior Australian Open, after a marathon match: 6-7 (2), 6-4 and 7-5.

The conflict in Paris will not be repeated because Mirra Andreeva He changed his goal as soon as he got a place with the best of the absolute. Yes he signed up for sub-18 Korneevasomewhat younger than his 15 years.

And he won it, becoming the first tennis player to chain the Australian Open and Roland Garros since the Bulgarian Magdalena Maleeva (the third and youngest of the Maleeva sisters, Manuela and Katerina) in 1990.

Korneeva considers Andreeva “my great friend off the court.” They are ready to compete with each other and with the biggest on the WTA Tour in the not too distant term. Alina Korneeva defeated the Peruvian 7-6 (4) and 6-3 Luciana Perez Alarcon in the Roland Garros final.

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He has played in two under-18 Grand Slam tournaments, winning both. In juniors his range was 93 wins and 12 losses. You are looking at the ITF, the first professional step. She won the $60,000 Pretoria in March, moving up to 331st in the WTA rankings.

Two Russian wunderkinds to remember. Also with Andreeva Alina Korneeva.

Source: La Verdad


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