Overwhelmed teen Andreeva positive she will be able to outgrow tantrums


Mirra Andreeva, the 16-year-old Russian who has been one of many stars of this 12 months’s Wimbledon, has stated she’s going to work on her perspective after being given a degree penalty for throwing her racket.

The qualifier, let a giant lead over Twenty fifth-seeded Madison Keys slip away in a 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 loss on No. 2 Court docket on Monday.

Anreeva had regarded set to change into the youngest participant since Anna Kournikova in 1997 to make the quarter-finals right here when she led by a set and 4-1.

However Keys fought again and Andreeva was given her first warning by Swedish chair umpire Louise Azemar Engzell after flinging her racket throughout the grass when she misplaced the second-set tie-break.

She then appeared to slam her racket to the bottom when Keys compelled deuce at 2-5 within the deciding set, incomes a second warning and an computerized level penalty, which gave her opponent a match level.

Andreeva argued her case, saying: “Do you perceive what you’re doing? I didn’t throw the racket. I slid. It’s the incorrect choice. I slid after which I fell.”

However the choice stood and Keys gained the following level to clinch a 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 victory, with Andreeva heading to the web to briefly shake arms together with her opponent however strolling straight previous the umpire.

The Russian stated afterwards: “She’s the umpire. She’s the one who makes the choice. However, actually, I didn’t have any intention to throw the racket. I slid. I believed that I’ll fall ahead. Perhaps it did appear to be I threw the racket.

“For me, she didn’t do a proper choice. That’s why I didn’t wish to shake arms together with her.”

Andreeva, who had feared being defaulted after whacking a ball angrily into the gang on the French Open, is working by the temperament problem by speaking to herself in mattress each evening.

She has taken encouragement from the way in which Roger Federer overcame teenage tantrums.

“I knew that Federer was fighting feelings when he was teenager,” she stated. “Really after I was youthful, I noticed that, ‘Nicely, he was struggling additionally. I’m not the one one who additionally struggles’.

Now 28, Keys was as soon as a teenage prodigy, and, requested what recommendation she would give Andreeva, she stated: “I might say ignore everybody, and all the pieces that they are saying, except you truly care about their opinion.”