16-Year-Old Phenom Andreeva Starts New Season With Impressive Win In Brisbane

16-Year-Old Phenom Andreeva Starts New Season With Impressive Win In Brisbane

by Erik Virostko

There are not many brighter young stars on the WTA Tour than Mirra Andreeva and the 16-year-old started her new season with a win at the 2024 Brisbane International.

Although the calendar still says 2023, the new season has officially started, and it is slowly but surely shedding light on what level we should expect from certain players, and the expectations will certainly be high when it comes to Andreeva.

The 16-year-old is an incredible talent, and she proved it once again at the 2023 World Tennis League, which is an exhibition event. In a mixed doubles match, she played an incredible rally, practically alone against Stefanos Tsitsipas, and won it.

Now, back on the singles court where she looks the most comfortable, Andreeva started the year with an impressive victory against fellow compatriot, Diana Shnaider.

The two met in the first round of the 2024 Brisbane International, with the winner of the match taking on another Russian, the fourth-seeded Liudmila Samsonova, who had a bye in the first round of the tournament.

Going into the first match of the new season, Andreeva did not mess around. She had break points in the first three of her opponent's four service games, and on two occasions, she converted those into breaks.

Thanks to holding her serve comfortably, Andreeva had no problems winning the opening set 6-2, and starting her season on a positive note.

The second set was much closer as both players had their chances, and at one point, Shnaider led 3-2, holding all of her serves, as did her opponent.

Yet, from there, the 16-year-old didn't allow her to win a single game, as Andreeva cruised to another important win, beating Shnaider 6-2, 6-3 in two sets to set up a second-round clash at the WTA 500 event in Brisbane with Samsonova.


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