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French Open 2024: Andreeva shocks Sabalenka to qualify for semifinals

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Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva clinched a shock victory over second seed Aryna Sabalenka, who was struggling with an apparent illness, at the French Open on Wednesday.

Andreeva fought back from a set down against her ailing opponent to win 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-4 after two hours and 28 minutes and set up a last-four meeting with Italy’s Jasmine Paolini.

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At, Andreeva is the youngest player to defeat a Top 2 opponent in a Grand Slam event since Jelena Dokic (16) against Martina Hingis in Wimbledon 1999 and the youngest at the French Open since Monica Seles (16) in the final in 1990 against Steffi Graf.

Andreeva is the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since Martina Hingis (16) in 1997 at the US Open as well as the youngest Roland Garros semifinalist, also since Hingis in 1997.

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