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Mirra Andreeva is a Russian professional tennis player, who competes on the WTA Tour since 2022.

Date of Birth: 29 April 2007
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Residence: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Height: 5'7" (171cm)
Weight: 127 lbs (58kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2022

Mirra Aleksandrovna Andreeva was born on April 29, 2007, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Andreeva grew up in Krasnoyarsk - a city on the Yenisei River in Siberia – together with her sister Erika (also a professional tennis player and three years older).

Her mother, Raissa Andreeva, was fond of tennis after watching Russia’s Marat Safin win the 2005 Australian Open and invested her time and effort in making sure her daughters would pursue tennis as a profession. The Andreeva sisters would go to Sochi in a bid to develop as tennis players in a more equipped training center, and later on moved to Cannes, France, where they trained at the Elite Tennis Center.

Mirra Andreeva played her first match on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2020 in Kazan. She would win her first ITF junior title that same year in late November. Andreeva advanced into her first and only junior Grand Slam final at the 2023 Australian Open, where she lost to Alina Korneeva in three sets.

Andreeva’s meteoric rise took the tennis world by surprise. At the age of 15 and ranked inside the Top 200, she received a main draw wild card to play at the Madrid Open, one of the biggest tennis tournaments on the WTA Tour. Andreeva scored her first WTA match win on debut, beating 2021 US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez.

Andreeva backed up that win by eliminating two Top 30 players that week en route to the fourth round, where her campaign came to a halt with a straight-sets defeat to eventual champion Aryna Sabalenka. Andreeva broke the world’s Top 150 after the Madrid Open, earning entry into the Roland Garros qualifying draw.

She successfully qualified for the main draw and defeated Alison Riske for her first win at Grand Slam level on the senior side. Her second Grand Slam tournament was the 2023 Wimbledon, where Andreeva scaled the qualifying rounds and reached the second week of a major for the first time.

She broke the world’s Top 100 as a result. At the 2023 China Open, Andreeva defeated the 2021 French Open champion, Barbora Krejcikova, for a second time to reach the fourth round. Her run at the tournament earned her a place in the world’s Top 50 for the first time.

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