- Russian 16-year-old demolishes sixth seed 6-0, 6-2
- Mari Timofeeva defeats Caroline Wozniacki 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
As Mirra Andreeva emerged at the top level of her sport at the French Open last May, winning her first match in a grand slam, the 16-year-old had one humble goal beyond continuing her meteoric rise: she wanted a practice session with Ons Jabeur, her idol.
Instead, their first meeting on a tennis court came in the most significant match of the Russian’s young career. Under the Rod Laver Arena roof on Wednesday afternoon, she demolished Jabeur 6-0, 6-2 to reach the third round of the Australian Open for the first time.
Written by Tumaini Carayol in Melbourne Park
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