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Mirra Andreeva Amazes Tennis Followers With Upset of Ons Jabeur at Age 16

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II January 17, 2024 Daniel Pockett/Getty Images Sixteen-year-old Maria Andreeva dominated three-time Grand Slam singles finalist and No. 6 seed Ons Jabeur in the third round of the Australian Open thanks to a 6-0, 6-2 straight-set win that took just 54 minutes. #AusOpen @AustralianOpen A star is born 🌟 16-year-old Mirra

Mirra Andreeva Amazes Tennis Followers With Upset of Ons Jabeur at Age 16

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 17, 2024

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: Mirra Andreeva celebrates winning match point in their round two singles match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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Sixteen-year-old Maria Andreeva dominated three-time Grand Slam singles finalist and No. 6 seed Ons Jabeur within the third spherical of the Australian Open because of a 6-0, 6-2 straight-set win that took simply 54 minutes.

#AusOpen @AustralianOpen

A star is born 🌟

16-year-old Mirra Andreeva stuns No. 6 seed Jabeur 6-0 6-2 to succeed in the third spherical!#AusOpen@wwos@espn@eurosport@wowowtennis pic.twitter.com/l71yoKhOXw

It was a tricky day for Jabeur, who dedicated 24 unforced errors and received solely 4-of-26 first-return factors.

In the meantime, Andreeva took benefit of her alternatives (5-of-7 break factors) and dominated when serving, successful 30-of-40 factors.

It was a sensational effort from a rising star, who’s enjoying in her fourth-ever main and first Australian Open. She’s impressed in her Grand Slam outcomes so far, notably reaching the fourth spherical of Wimbledon final 12 months. This Australian Open marks the third time she’s reached the third spherical of a significant as nicely.

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Her story for this main hasn’t been written simply but, however she’s authored a sensational efficiency that had followers and analysts (together with 18-time main singles champion Chris Evert) in awe.

Chris Evert @ChrissieEvert

Mirra Andreeva is GOOD… Solely 16, keep watch over her!👍👏🎾💪🏼

ᒍᕮᖴᖴ ᔕIKᕮᔕ🎾 @JeffSikes

Ons Jabeur received completely throttled by Mirra Andreeva. Solely a matter of time earlier than the following degree leap from Andreeva.

Janani @njan85

6-0 6-2. Wow! Mira Andreeva. This child is rising at her personal tempo. Shield her please. No expectations 😊 #AusOpen

Steve Weissman @Steve_Weissman

Mirra Andreeva with a press release!! 6-0, 6-2 over the 6-seed Jabeur in 54 minutes. The long run is so shiny for the 16 12 months outdated 🔥💪🏼

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Vansh @vanshv2k

Jabeur was asking approach an excessive amount of of herself to come back into AO with none matches. That mentioned, Andreeva was excellent. The depth on her excessive margin floor strokes, capability to hit behind Ons, free factors on serve. Her motion made it so onerous for Ons to inflict any harm by any means.

Earl in Accounting @HumpA_55

Andreeva is gonna be particular although. Good win for her and actually good degree

Tumaini Carayol @tumcarayol

Mirra Andreeva demolishes Ons Jabeur 6-0 6-2 on Rod Laver Enviornment to succeed in the third spherical of the Australian Open.

First prime 10 win. What an enormous second for the 16yo in opposition to her idol.

Eric Hubbs @BarstoolHubbs

Andreeva is such an issue. What a monster already at 16 https://t.co/MsFwDhbwT0

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The Tennis Letter @TheTennisLetter

16 12 months outdated Mirra Andreeva wins the first set in opposition to Ons Jabeur 6-0 on the Australian Open.

20 minutes.

Ons is not trying her finest, however wow.

Mirra seems wonderful. pic.twitter.com/wq7OSuDGGx

José Morgado @josemorgado

Wow.

16 years outdated Mirra Andreeva destroys World #6 and her idol Ons Jabeur 6-0, 6-2 on Rod Laver Enviornment to succeed in the third spherical on the #AusOpen.

54 minutes.

Greatest win of her profession. Unimaginable scenes. pic.twitter.com/4LvgRrq2rv

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Andreeva will now play within the third spherical in opposition to the winner of the second-round matchup between Diane Parry and Kamilla Rakhimova.

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