16-Year-Old Super Talent Andreeva Qualifies For 2023 Roland Garros

16-Year-Old Super Talent Andreeva Qualifies For 2023 Roland Garros

by Alfredo Bassanelli

Mirra Andreeva will be playing in the 2023 Roland Garros main draw and it's all thanks to her tennis.

Some players peak later, while some storm onto the WTA Tour early in their careers. One of those players was Coco Gauff, who seems to be playing for ages, while she's still only a teenager. Now, we may see another huge talent in the making as Mirra Andreeva booked her spot in her first Grand Slam main draw.

In Madrid, the Russian lost in the fourth round, and soon enough, she turned her focus to the 2023 Roland Garros. She started her qualifying with a good performance, but it was clear that if everything goes as expected, she will meet the highest-ranked player in the qualifying draw, Camila Osorio in the final.

After the two beat both of their opponents standing in the way, their first meeting on the WTA Tour became a reality and it was worth a watch. The first set was a real battle in which fans at the Roland Garros saw Osorio lose a 3-0 lead, just to recover from a 3-4 deficit.

The Colombian even had a set point before a tie-break, which was a real marathon. Osorio had one more set point, while Andreeva had three chances to win the first set, using her third to win the tie-break 10-8.

The second set saw both players having chances yet again. But once more, the 16-year-old proved to be just too good, winning the match 7-6(8), 6-4 to secure her spot in the main draw of the 2023 Roland Garros.

In the first round of the event, she can face any of the players that will await which of the qualifiers will be drawn to them. The options range from French veteran Kristina Mladenovic to the fourth-seeded Elena Rybakina.

On the other hand, Osorio will await if she makes it as one of the lucky losers, as her chances are quite high, considering she was the top seed for the qualification. After the successful qualifying, happy Andreeva said:

"It was pretty amazing for me and it was a great match, an amazing battle with Camila. The first set was very tough, we both had set points but I managed to win it even though it was a really hard match. I'm really happy that I managed to keep playing aggressive in the second set, but she really played good."


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