April 23, 2024
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Russian tennis prodigy Mirra Andreeva was the speak of the Australian Open as she bought so far as the fourth spherical of the primary Grand Slam event of the season.

The 16-year-old topped Bernarda Parra, No. 6 Ons Jabeur and Diane Parry earlier than dropping to No. 9 Barbora Krejčíková in three units. Nonetheless, it was Andreeva’s actions in win over Perry that caught the eyes of the tennis world.

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Andreeva was down 1-6 to Perry and wanted an epic comeback to win the sport. She did it, profitable the final two units 6-1 and 7-6. She was additionally seen with a chew mark on her arm as she bought again into the match.

Russia’s Mirra Andreeva chew mark throughout her third spherical match in opposition to France’s Diane Parry. (REUTERS/Edgar Su)

British tennis star Andy Murray reacted to Andreeva’s efficiency on X and pushed again on a comment a commentator made about her psychological toughness.

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“Perhaps the explanation she turned the match spherical is due to her psychological power,” Murray wrote. “Perhaps she turned the match round as a result of she is tough on herself and calls for extra of herself when she’s dropping/taking part in badly? Winner.”

Russia’s Mirra Andreeva reacts throughout her fourth spherical match in opposition to the Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova. (REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy)

Andreeva was delighted to listen to that Murray was watching her match.

“Truthfully, I didn’t actually suppose that he would watch a match, then after he would tweet, he would remark one thing,” she stated, through GB Information. “Truthfully, I’ll attempt to print it out in some way. I don’t know, I’ll put it in a body.

“I’ll convey it in all places with me. I’ll perhaps put it on the wall so I can see it day by day.”

Mirra Andreeva vs Diane Parry

Russia’s Mirra Andreeva in motion throughout her third spherical match in opposition to France’s Diane Parry. (REUTERS/Edgar Su)

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Andreeva could also be eradicated, however she proved she may cling with a number of the finest within the sport.

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