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Wimbledon teen sensation Mirra Andreeva looses thrilling match to Madison Keys

The hearts of the Wimbledon crowds have once again been captured by a teenage sensation whose remarkable Wimbledon run has come to an end at the hands of Madison Keys.

What a run it has been for Mirra Andreeva. The 16-year-old superstar has taken the tennis world by storm over the last few months, first making the French Open third round and now the fourth round at Wimbledon.

While playing a truly sensational tournament, beating the likes of Barbora Krejcikova, Anastasia Potapova, and coming through qualifying, Andreeva has highlighted that she is definitely a talent for the future.

Andreeva was the underdog against the experienced Keys, who is undefeated on grass this season and champion at Eastbourne. But after winning the first set 6-3, people began to believe that the teenager's remarkable run might well continue.

The young Russian led by a break in set two, and with the crowd behind her, looked unfazed by the prospect of reaching the Wimbledon quarter-fianls at the first time of asking.

Alas it was not to be, as Keys demonstrated why she is one of the favourites for the title this year, producing some enormous hitting, especially off her forehand to take set two to a tie-break.

Keys won the breaker with relative ease, 7-4, to set up a decider, and after breaking Andreeva in only the second game, the writing was on the wall.

After her second break of the set, Keys completed the comeback and knocked out the 16-year-old Andreeva, to book her place in the quarter-finals.

This will be a devastating loss for Andreeva, but she should not be discouraged.

She picked up a number of good scalps on her way through the rounds, and a loss to an experienced campaigner like Keys is nothing to be ashamed of.

At only 16, Andreeva has highlighted that she may well be the next face of women's tennis. Other players on the WTA should beware, because she is only going to get better.


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