Andreeva Says She Is 'Really Sorry' To Her Fans After Australian Open Exit

Andreeva Says She Is 'Really Sorry' To Her Fans After Australian Open Exit

by Jordan Reynolds

Mirra Andreeva apologized to those who supported her after being unable to reach a maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2024 Australian Open.

The 16-year-old is a special talent, with a massive future in the sport, and she showed her incredible ability during her opening three contests. This included Andreeva easily beating Ons Jabeur in round 2.

That victory was followed by a dramatic third-round triumph, where she recovered from 5-1 down in the third set against Diane Parry. After that match, Andreeva's idol Andy Murray criticized a commentator for questioning her mental strength.

However, the teenager's run in Melbourne came to an end in the fourth round. She won the opening set against 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova, but Andreeva went on to suffer a loss that surprised some.

Andreeva confirmed a coaching change at the Australian Open as well. In her post-match press-conference, she also apologized to her fans after not making the quarterfinal.

"I'm really sorry to everyone that I maybe disappointed you a bit. I'm sure that the next match here I will try to be at my best level, to make you happy."

The teenage sensation then elaborated slightly more about the support from the fans in Australia, and said that she wants to experience it again next year.

"I hope that next year that I will be back and play again with this amazing crowd. Today there was a lot of people who was cheering for me."

It is nice that Andreeva is appreciative of those who give her strong support. Some may think it would be taken for granted by someone so young, but the 16-year-old already feels a responsibility to not just win for herself but also to make her fans happy.

Andreeva is undoubtedly disappointed by her exit, but this rising star of tennis will get many more opportunities in the future.


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