Mirra Andreeva has given the other big surprise of the day at Roland Garros after beating Aryna Sabalenka, by 6-7(5), 6-4 and 6-4.

Mirra, who began to give clues to her potential with the El Espinar title in 2022, is the youngest to beat a world number 2 since Jelena Dokic beat Martina Hingis at Wimbledon (1999) . And the earliest in the French Open since Monica Seles defeated Steffi Graf in 1990.

The Russian, at 17 years and 37 daysis the youngest in a ‘Grand Slam’ semi-final since Hingis, at the 1997 US Open. Nothing like this had been seen at Roland Garros since the Swiss woman also achieved it that same season..

There will be an unprecedented semi-final in the land of Paris since this Thursday the Italian Jasmine Paolini, Elena Rybakina’s husband, hopes for them.

Sabalenka had to save a 5-3 deficit in the opening set to end up tipping the set in her favor with four games in a row. However, she looked uncomfortable. She felt unwell and had to request the presence of the tournament doctor to give her a pill..

The young Andreeva, doing her thing, once again dominated 4-2. He would lose that advantage again although he would not fail later on the second set point. He would take advantage of it with a backhand from his rival who died in the net.

I didn’t remember the tactics, I played how I felt

Mirra Andreeva

Myrrh, the tennis player tutored by the Spanish Conchita Martínez, I was missing more. And she didn’t show a single sign of weakness with the particular poker face of hers. On the second match ball he made a millimeter lob that gave him the first ‘Grand Slam’ semi-final.

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