After beating each finalists from Roland Garros on the China Open, 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva will get to check herself towards a Wimbledon champion.
Following a first-round win over Barbora Krejcikova for the second time this yr (beforehand at Wimbledon), Andreeva booked a gathering with No.5 seed Elena Rybakina within the third spherical because of a 6-2, 6-1 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday in Beijing.
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Rybakina booked her personal place within the third spherical with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Germany’s Tatjana Maria.
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Andreeva broke at love to begin the match towards Pavlyuchenkova, 15 years her senior, and by no means once more trailed outdoors of when the previous World No.11 held serve to begin the second set. In 63 minutes on courtroom, Andreeva saved all three break factors she confronted, hit 13 winners to only 4 unforced errors, and broke Pavlyuchenkova 5 instances.
“I am simply attempting to play and never take into consideration anything,” Andreeva mentioned afterwards. “Typically after I begin to overthink, I will not be capable of preserve the identical stage the entire match. That occurred within the begin of the second set.”
Andreeva is 0-3 towards High 10 opponents up to now this yr: In Madrid, she misplaced to Aryna Sabalenka within the fourth spherical after coming by qualifying, and she or he misplaced to Coco Gauff at each Roland Garros and the US Open.
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“I needed to play her really. I like how she performs,” Andreeva mentioned of Rybakina. “I do know she’s an excellent server. I’ll attempt to break her a number of instances, if attainable. I’ll give my every little thing so there are not any regrets. If I win then I am tremendous blissful. If she wins it means she performed some good tennis. However I am excited for it.”
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