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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.
A star is born 🌟
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.
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.
ᒍᕮᖴᖴ ᔕIKᕮᔕ🎾 @JeffSikes
Ons Jabeur received completely throttled by Mirra Andreeva. Solely a matter of time earlier than the following degree leap from Andreeva.
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 The long run is so shiny for the 16 12 months outdated 🔥💪🏼
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
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16 12 months outdated Mirra Andreeva wins the first set in opposition to Ons Jabeur 6-0 on the Australian Open.
Ons is not trying her finest, however wow.
Mirra seems wonderful. pic.twitter.com/wq7OSuDGGx
José Morgado @josemorgado
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.
Greatest win of her profession. Unimaginable scenes. pic.twitter.com/4LvgRrq2rv
Andreeva will now play within the third spherical in opposition to the winner of the second-round matchup between Diane Parry and Kamilla Rakhimova.