Mirra Andreeva Heads To The Round Of 16 In Madrid Unstoppable

Mirra Andreeva Heads To The Round Of 16 In Madrid Unstoppable

Mirra Andreeva

Mirra Andreeva The magic of the Madrid Open in the 2023 season was seen again when she competed in the WTA level 1000 tournament.

The 17-year-old tennis player qualified for the last 16 of the Madrid Open for the second time in a row after she recorded a 7-5, 6-1 victory over seventh seed Marketa Vondrousova.

The world number 43 tennis player needed 1 hour 15 minutes to beat the 2023 Wimbledon champion, Vondrousova, which was the second victory in her career over a player ranked in the top 10. His first win over a player in that ranking came earlier this season at the Australian Open when he beat Ons Jabeur.

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As a tennis player who received a wild card in Madrid last season, Andreeva advanced to the fourth round when ranked 194th in the world. Since then her ranking has skyrocketed until she reached the top 50 peaking when she was ranked 33rd in the world and was selected as WTA Newcomer of the Year last season.

Vondrousova dropped serve three times in a row and trailed 1-4 before she snatched four games in a row and led 5-4.

However, the world number 43 took advantage of the break opportunity to turn things around and lead 6-5. From this position, he appeared dominant by claiming nine of the last ten games. He closed the match by converting seven of the 12 break point opportunities he created.

Andreeva now has eight wins at WTA level 1000 tournaments so far in her career. Waiting for him in the fourth round of the Madrid Open is the 12th seed, Jasmine Paolini.

The Italian tennis player, Paolini, eliminated the 21st seed, Caroline Garcia with a convincing result 6-3, 6-2. The Frenchman had won five of their previous six meetings, but the Italian showed that he had improved dramatically in the 2024 season.

The 12th seed, Paolini won the first WTA 1000 level tournament title of her career in Dubai earlier this season and currently holds her career-highest ranking to date, 13th in the world after starting the season as 29th in the world.

The Italian had never won a match in Madrid before this season, but after a first-round bye, she beat Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva in 59 minutes and needed just 63 minutes to knock out Garcia.

In the fourth round of the Madrid Open, tenth seed Daria Kasatkina will meet Kazakh national Yulia Putintseva.

Kasatkina beat 20th seed and compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-6, 7-5, while Putintseva beat American Caroline Dolehide with a convincing result 6-2, 6-2.

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