The Russian teenager emerged earlier this year during the clay season with a surprise run at the Madrid Open. She followed that up with amazing play at Roland Garros and added a good run at Wimbledon as well. Some regression followed in the coming weeks, but Andreeva left a solid impression at the US Open as well.
All of the previous success gave her enough points to make a Top 100 debut, which was well deserved, but she wasn't content with that. She wanted to secure a debut in the Top 50, and she's done it this week with a very solid run in Beijing.
Due to the strength of the event, Andreeva had to play the qualifiers but handled it really well, winning her first match easily. She was also on track to win the second one when her opponent retired due to an injury. In the main draw, Andreeva looked even better.
She first smashed former Grand Slam champion Barbora Krejcikova in two easy sets and then beat the player that Krejcikova beat in that Roland Garros final, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Many wondered whether she could beat the veteran Russian but Andreeva smashed her easily leaving an even better impression.
That victory ensured her a debut in the Top 50, which is well deserved. She's the most talented player we've seen since Coco Gauff and is putting together an incredible breakout season. A Top 30 debut is not out of the question, depending on how many matches she plays.
For now, she'll focus on the next match, which is a complicated one. She's facing in-form Elena Rybakina, and that's going to be interesting. Can she survive a 3rd big hitter? Tune in tomorrow to find out.