Mirra Andreeva noticed her Australian Open run finish within the fourth spherical on Sunday and the 16-year-old admitted that dealing with an opponent she had already crushed solely added to the stress.
The Russian teenager made headlines along with her win over sixth seed Ons Jabeur within the second spherical and her comeback towards Diane Parry, after dropping the primary set 6-1 and going 5-1 down within the decider, arrange the conflict with Barbora Krejcikova.
Andreeva had already confronted the Czech ninth seed twice, rising victorious on each events. The Russian was 6-3 4-0 up at Wimbledon final yr when Krejcikova retired injured after which received 6-2 6-2 on the China Open in October.
READ | Australian Open 2024: Rublev wears down De Minaur to achieve quarterfinals
“I had a little bit of pressure on myself before the match because I felt like I have an advantage,” Andreeva stated.
“I beat her twice before. It’s the round of 16. I can go through to the quarter-finals for the first time.”
Winning the opening set can also have allowed complacency to set in however Krejcikova got here again to win 4-6 6-3 6-2.
“After winning the first set, I was like, okay, I’m almost there,” Andreeva stated.
“But the first set doesn’t mean that you won the match. That’s what happened to me a few times last year. I guess I have to learn from it.”
Despite failing in her bid to achieve a quarterfinal for the primary time, having additionally made it to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon final yr, the younger Russian will take loads of good reminiscences from the Australian Open.
“I think I had a good tournament overall. I played a fourth round for the second time in my life, I hope it’s not the last,” Andreeva stated.
“There are a lot of positive things to take from this trip. My last match was great, I have beaten my idol (Jabeur) here. Yeah, a lot of positive things to take, and also from today’s match.”
Krejcikova will face defending champion Aryna Sabalenka within the quarterfinals, whereas Andreeva stated she’s going to now sort out the Qatar Open in Doha and Dubai Tennis Championships subsequent month.