15-year-old Brenda Fruvirtova advances to Australian Open for first time

15-year-old Czech Brenda Fruvirtova (135th) advanced to the finals as the youngest Australian Open qualifier. Her sister, along with her older sister Linda Fruvir Tova, 17, who qualified for her main event, made it to the main event at the same time.

Fruvir Tova lost to Leila Fernandez (Canada, No. 40) in the first round of the WTA250 ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand just prior to the Australian Open, but she managed to win three straight victories in Australian Open qualifiers. 메이저사이트

Fruvir Tova made her professional debut at the WTA125 Hana Bank Korea Open in December 2021. She won eight times at last year’s ITF International Women’s Tennis Tour event, breaking the top 150 in the world rankings and breaking through on January 9th. Criterion ranked at number 135. She made her Grand Slam qualifier debut this year for the first time.

She defeated Nataliya Kostić (Serbia, No. 215) in the first round of qualifying with no sets, Fruvir Tova knocked down Darya Snihur (Ukraine, No. 148) in the second round. On the 12th, in her preliminary final at Court 7, Melbourne Park, Australia, she defeated Jessica Bousas Maneiro (Spain, ranked 183) 3-6 7-6 (2) 6-6 after a close match of 2 hours and 53 minutes. 4 and reached her first Grand Slam finals.

Pruvirtova faces Alaksandra Sasnovic (Belarus, 38th) in the finals. Sasnovic’s best Australian Open performance was the third round in 2018 and 2019. She is a player who has consistently made it to the finals every year since 2016, and it seems that she will be a difficult opponent for Fruvir Tova.