Mirra Andreeva: "I texted Andy Murray. And he texted me back!"

In Paris, Andreeva returned to talking about Murray, revealing the content of the messages they exchanged

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Mirra Andreeva: "I texted Andy Murray. And he texted me back!"

Mirra Andreeva continues to forge ahead. The player born in 2007, making her debut in a Grand Slam tournament, achieved her first success in a Major at the Roland Garros by beating former WTA number 18 Alison Riske-Amritraj with a sensational 6-2, 6-1 .

The 16-year-old Russian left no way out for her opponent and dominated the match from the first to the last rally. She said in the press conference: "It's great for me. I'm really excited that I managed to win this match after getting through the qualifiers.

I'm very happy and can't wait to play the next match."

Mirra Andreeva and the message sent to Andy Murray

Andreeva then added: "I don't think my life has changed. I had a great tournament in Madrid and I will continue to work.

I'm just trying to do the right things day after day. Maybe it was good to lose that match at the Australian Open juniors That match helped me to be here today. Last year I couldn't even imagine playing a Grand Slam on the major circuit.

I don't think about expectations, I try to enjoy every moment." Andreeva's popularity has also grown thanks to her social moment with Andy Murray. At the end of the match with Magda Linette in Madrid, in an interview with Tennis Channel, the Russian said: "The atmosphere is incredible.

When you have lunch with all these stars, you see Murray. Andy is so beautiful in real life." A comment that sparked fans and amused Murray himself. In Paris, Andreeva returned to talking about Murray. She said: "I don't see Murray from Madrid, because he's not here. I sent him a message after his victory at the Challenger in Aix-en-Provence.

He answered me, and I'm happy about that. He wished me good luck ahead of Roland Garros. Maybe that's why I'm playing so well! Andreeva will face home player Diane Parry in the second round.

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