Athletistic/Tennis. President of the Russian Tennis Federation (RFF) Shamil Tarpishchev, in an interview with SE, praised the performance of 17-year-old Mirra Andreeva at Roland Garros.

“Andreeva played better than expected, so she deserves praise. I think it’s a fantastic result. This is perhaps his formative tournament. When she entered the top 50, she had a big responsibility: she had to defeat those lower in the rankings. A lot of people can’t handle that pressure, but I think she did. Her victory over Azarenka is an indicator of the high level of play she has acquired. This level allows her to be creative in her game and deal with the pressure that inevitably comes with defending points. Reaching the semi-finals at 17 is a remarkable achievement. We can congratulate her. Now she has to work as an adult professional player,” Tarpischev told SE.

17-year-old Andreeva lost to Italian Jasmine Paolini in the semi-final of Roland Garros with a score of 3:6, 1:6. Paolini reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career.

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