16-Year-Old Prodigy Andreeva Sets Sight On Top 50 After Another Shocking Performance

16-Year-Old Prodigy Andreeva Sets Sight On Top 50 After Another Shocking Performance

by Balasz Virag

Mirra Andreeva keeps on winning as the Russian continues to write some big chapters in the book called her tennis career.

The Russian has been utterly spectacular this year on the WTA Tour, and while there have been players that played better than her and had better results, she's still only 16 years old. The sky is the limit for Andreeva, who made a winning return to clay in Lausanne, beating Dayana Yastremska in two easy sets.

Her Wimbledon run allowed her to break into the Top 100, but she's looking forward to improving even further. Having not played among the pros means that she doesn't have any points to defend, so she's like a rocket right now, a rocket going up. Asked about her goals after the win at the 2023 Lausanne Open, Andreeva confirmed that she wants to be in the Top 50 by the end of the year.

In the beginning of the year, I wanted to do Top 70. Til the end of the year, to be Top 50. If I can do it, that would be amazing for me, for sure. If not, I have maybe 20 more years to do that.

Andreeva on her goals

It's looking very doable for the Russian, who is in the Top 70 already, and a couple of more wins will certainly get her to the Top 50. There is a great chance she will go even further, but for now, she's taking a more humble approach. When it came to the match, she was happy with the performance against a solid player.

 I’m really happy with my win today. I showed some great level.. I think.. you may have to ask my coach after. I just try to play as I play. I just try to play my game.

Andreeva on the victory

Well, her game is pretty strong, and it proved more than enough to beat Yastremska. Into the second round, she goes and then to infinity and beyond.


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