Fresh upset Down Under! 16-year-old Andreeva overpowers Jabeur in Melbourne

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Mirra Andreeva showcased her emerging star power by dominating Ons Jabeur, the sixth-ranked player in the world, with an impressive scoreline of 6-0 6-2 in the second round of the Australian Open! What adds spice to the victory is the fact that Jabeur is Andreeva’s tennis idol. And against her idol, there was no mercy.

Mirra Andreeva

The match was over in just 56 minutes, as Jabeur managed to get herself on the scoreboard only at the start of the second set. After the Tunisian favorite comforted herself with her second game win at 5-2 in the second set, Andreeva served relentlessly to clinch the victory, her first over a Top 10 player.

Just last year, Andreeva competed in the junior Australian Open final, and now, a mere 12 months later, she finds herself in the third round of the senior competition, awaiting France’s Diane Parry as her next opponent.

Born on April 29, 2007, Mirra Andreeva is currently ranked 47th in the world, one spot short of her No.46 career-high. Last year, she reached the third round of the French Open, the fourth round of Wimbledon, and the second round of the US Open. As a sixteen-year-old, Andreeva is only allowed to play in a limited number of tournaments, a WTA measure aimed at carefully fostering the development of young tennis talents.

Having turned professional two years ago, Andreeva has earned $814,288 in her career. Hailing from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, she currently calls Cannes, France, her home.

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