Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva has continued her meteoric rise by reaching the third round of the French Open with an emphatic 6-1 6-2 win over France’s Diane Parry.
According to the WTA, the 16-year-old achieved a milestone by becoming the youngest player to reach the third round at Roland Garros since 2005, after celebrating her birthday in April.
In just 77 minutes, Andreeva, the youngest competitor in this year’s main tournament, defeated Parry who had a wild card entry. This marks Andreeva’s sixth victory over a top 100 player this season.
She has not lost a single set in this year’s tournament, which includes two matches in the main draw and three in the qualifiers.
According to the WTA, Andreeva has achieved the feat of becoming the seventh youngest player of this century to defeat a top 20 player. This was accomplished when she defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia, ranked No. 14 in the world, in straight sets during the second round of the Madrid Open.
At the beginning of April, the teenager was placed at No. 312. However, her notable performances at ITF W60 tournaments, including defeating Leylah Fernandez, Beatriz Haddad Maia, and Magda Linette in Madrid, caused her ranking to skyrocket. She is currently ranked at 143.
A little over a year ago, Andreeva was not ranked, but she made a big impression at her first grand slam at Roland Garros. She defeated American Alison Riske-Amritraj in less than an hour with a score of 6-2 6-1 on Tuesday.
Andreeva was the runner-up at this year’s junior Australian Open and is now playing in just the third tour-level tournament of her fledgling career, boasting a remarkable 22-2 record on the professional circuit.
She may potentially compete against American player Coco Gauff in her next match, as Coco Gauff will be playing against Julia Grabher on Thursday.