16-year-old Mirra Andreeva moved to the second round at the ongoing 2023 French Open after her win over Alison Riske-Amritraj 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday. This was her first grand slam main-draw victory and she thanked former world number one Andy Murray for it.
Andreeva thinks her interaction with Murray turned out to be a lucky charm for her and maybe that’s why she is playing good tennis now.
Before French Open, the Russian reached the fourth round of the WTA 1000 event in Madrid and defeated two top-20 opponents. And during her Madrid Open campaign, Andreeva described the Brit as one of her favorite players, as “beautiful”. To this Murray replied on Twitter by writing: “Imagine how good she’s going to be when she gets her eyes fixed.” Also Read: Stefanos Tsitsipas Vs Roberto Carballes Baena Match Prediction, Head-To-Head, Preview, And Live Stream | French Open
Mirra Andreeva will face Camila Osorio in next round
Later, Andreeva texted Murray congratulations after the Scot win his Aix-en-Provence ATP Challenger title. But she did not think she would get a reply from the former world number one. “After he won a Challenger, I texted him,” Andreeva said after her first main-draw win at French Open.
“I said: ‘Congratulations’. He actually answered me, so I was really happy about it.’ He said: ‘Thank you, and good luck in Roland Garros.’ Maybe that’s why I’m playing that good now.”
Andreeva, who defeated Camila Osorio in the qualifiers, will next lock horns with Diane Parry in the second round tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray, after his first-round exit in Italian Open to Fabio Fognini, played in Bordeaux Challengers where Stan Wawrinka defeated him 6-3, 6-0 in the Round of 16. After struggling to find his form, the 36-year-old has pulled out of French Open to focus on grass court season.
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