Mirra Andreeva, 16, continues meteoric rise by advancing to French Open third round



Russian teen Mira Andreeva has continued her impressive rise by defeating France’s Diane Perry 6-1, 6-2 to reach the third round of the French Open.

The 16-year-old, who celebrated her birthday in April, is now the youngest player to reach the third round at Roland Garros since 2005. WTA.

Andreeva, the youngest player in this year’s main draw, took just 77 minutes to defeat wild card Perry to seal her sixth top 100 win of the season.

He is yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament, including two main draw matches and three qualifiers.

WTA When she defeated world No. 14 Beatriz Haddad Mia in straight sets in the second round of the Madrid Open, Andreeva had already become the seventh-youngest player to defeat a top-20 player this century, according to .

Number 312 at the start of April, the teenager’s impressive run at the ITF W60 tournaments and upsets of Lelah Fernandez, Beatriz Haddad Mia and Magda Linnet in Madrid saw her fly up the rankings, where she is now 143.

Unranked just a year ago, Andreeva stormed into her first Grand Slam at Roland Garros in less than an hour to beat American Alison Riske-Amritraj 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday.

Andreeva was runner-up at this year’s Junior Australian Open and is now playing in the third tour-level tournament of her fledgling career, boasting an impressive 22-2 record on the professional circuit.

Her next match could be against American Coco Goff, who will take on Julia Graber on Thursday.

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