Teen talents set near-20-year record at Australian Open 2024


Alina Korneeva, Brenda Fruhvirtova, and Mirra Andreeva are three promising tennis players who are bringing the spotlight to the Australian Open in 2024.

Many people who watched the event from the previous year are familiar with the names Andreeva and Korneeva. The two competitors competed against each other in a thrilling girls’ singles final, which Korneeva ultimately won after three hours and 18 minutes of competition.

It is possible that you are also familiar with the name Fruhvirtova. Linda, Brenda’s older sister, advanced to the fourth round at the Asian Open 2023, which was her best finish in her career at a major tournament.

Brenda, on the other hand, advanced to the main draw of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time after defeating Ana Bogdan in three sets. Similarly, Korneeva, who upset Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain in order to advance, did the same thing.

They are the only three 16-year-olds to advance to the second round at Melbourne Park in the same year since the Australian Open in 2005. Andreeva is also a member of this group.

In the first round of singles competition at that tournament, which took place 19 years ago, Nicole Vaidisova, Michaella Krajicek, and Tatiana Golovin, all of whom were only 16 years old, emerged victorious.

Over the course of that year, Vaidisova advanced all the way to the third round before being defeated by the top-seeded player Lindsay Davenport.

In comparison to the other two, Andreeva is the most impressive.

As opposed to Korneeva and Fruhvirtova, who were able to advance via the qualifying rounds, Andreeva was able to gain direct entry due to the fact that she was ranked No. 56 in the world at the time.

After making it to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International, she has subsequently broken into the top 50 of the rankings.

Andreeva’s meteoric rise in 2023, during which she started the season ranked barely within the top 300, was aided by a number of groundbreaking results at major tournaments.

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This includes the Grand Slam tournaments, as she advanced to the third round at Roland Garros and the last 16 at Wimbledon, culminating with a victory in the first round of the United States Open as well.

Andreeva has joined Vaidisova, Tamira Paszek, and Coco Gauff as the only players in this century to have won at least one match at each of the four major tournaments before reaching the age of 17. She has reached the second round in the Women’s Olympic Tennis Championships in 2024.

Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Hingis, and Serena Williams are among the exclusive group of 12 players who have accomplished this accomplishment during the Open Era. Only 14 players have accomplished this feat.


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