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Mirra Andreeva achieved a sensational victory. © APA/afp / ANTHONY WALLACE

This 16-year-old is astounding everyone in Melbourne

The 16-year-old Russian Mirra Andreeva caused the first huge surprise at the Australian Open.

Andreeva won the second round in Melbourne on Wednesday against Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur from Tunisia 6-0, 6-2 and celebrated her first win against an opponent from the top ten. The Russian, who reached the junior final last year, only needed 54 minutes to achieve her success.

“In the first set I played incredible tennis, I didn’t expect that from myself,” said Andreeva after her impressive performance. “I was very nervous before the game because Ons inspires me a lot. Before I came to the WTA tour, I always watched all their matches.”

Mirra Andreeva posed with a python at a PR event in Melbourne. © APA/afp / FIONA HAMILTON

Another prominent player, Caroline Wozniacki, failed. The 2018 Melbourne winner surprisingly lost to the 20-year-old Russian qualifier Maria Timofeeva 6:1, 4:6, 1:6.

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