Mirra Andreeva Poised to Equal Sharapova’s Record at Wimbledon 2024

Mirra Andreeva Wimbledon 2024

Russian tennis prodigy Mirra Andreeva has a chance to equal Maria Sharapova’s stunning record as the joint-second youngest player to win a Wimbledon title. Andreeva, 17, reached the semi-finals of the 2024 French Open, defeating notable players like Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka. She also made it to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, where she lost to Sabalenka.

However, her recent performance at the Bad Homburg Open saw her fall in the first round to Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska in a three-set match. Seeded 24th at Wimbledon, Andreeva will begin her campaign against Brenda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic.

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Maria Sharapova won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2004, aged 17 years and 75 days. If Andreeva wins the Wimbledon Championships on July 13, 2024, she will be exactly the same age, becoming the second youngest female winner in the Open era, following Martina Hingis, who won in 1997 at 16 years, 278 days.

Meanwhile, Aryna Sabalenka, Andreeva’s rival, has withdrawn from Wimbledon 2024 due to a rare shoulder pain, advised by her medical team. Sabalenka expressed her heartbreak, promising to return stronger next year and revealing she will also miss the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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