Mirra Andreeva shall be out for revenge when she takes on fellow teenager Coco Gauff on Arthur Ashe Stadium on the US Open.
Russian star Andreeva has loved a surprising eight months on the tour, climbing 231 spots from 293 on this planet in December to No 62, whereas additionally having fun with a run to the final 16 of the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
The 16-year-old got here by way of a good first-round encounter towards Australian Olivia Gadecki on the US Open on Monday to arrange a gathering with dwelling favorite Gauff – at 5pm on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday – dwell on Sky Sports activities.
Gauff will tackle Andreeva in a repeat of their French Open tussle which the American gained
Andreeva is now hoping to achieve revenge for her three-set defeat towards Gauff within the third spherical of the French Open earlier this 12 months.
“I am fairly enthusiastic about this match. I shall be tremendous excited to play on Arthur Ashe and I’ll attempt to do my greatest and get my revenge for Roland Garros,” stated Andreeva.
“I hope it will be a great match. I am fairly excited issues are taking place for me now so I hope nothing will change sooner or later.”
Andreeva additionally says she just isn’t but prepared to talk along with her idol Andy Murray, however she has promised it would occur throughout the subsequent 12 months.
My company had been asking me if I might possibly like to talk to him, to have a small chat for about 5 minutes, however I stated no.
Mirra Andreeva on Andy Murray
She revealed three-time Grand Slam champion Murray was a fortunate allure after he despatched her a great luck message in Madrid in response to Andreeva calling him “stunning”.
However after assembly her idol at Wimbledon, she admitted being too shy to talk to him, saying: “I met Andy Murray right here. However I am too shy to speak to him.
“After I see him, I attempt to go away the power tremendous fast simply to not discuss to him as a result of I am tremendous shy.”
She had hoped to be courageous sufficient to talk to the Scot earlier than the US Open and was even invited to fulfill the 36-year-old in individual by her company.
“I’ve not had sufficient braveness to talk with Andy Murray but,” she admitted. “My company had been asking me if I might possibly like to talk to him, to have a small chat for about 5 minutes, however I stated no.
“I am not prepared, I’ll overlook easy methods to converse. I’ll converse to him possibly in a single 12 months, if he’s nonetheless enjoying.”
Talking throughout his run to the Surbiton title, Murray was requested about Andreeva.
He stated: “I would not essentially say I’ve struck up a friendship. We have exchanged one message and stated no phrases in individual to one another in order that’s in all probability stretching it, however she’s clearly an excellent participant and among the best younger gamers on the tour.”
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