Three Russian athletes were included in the short list of contenders for the prize for the best newcomer of the season, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) reports.
16-year-old Mirra Andreeva was nominated for the award, who was able to rise from 405th to 46th place in the WTA rankings in a year, and now she is the 57th racket in the world. Also vying for the award is 19-year-old Diana Schneider, who over the past season managed to move from 182nd to 60th place, and is now 65th in the ranking. Third was 21-year-old Elina Avanesyan, who moved from 134th to 62nd place (now her number is 74th).
It is reported that the rivals of the Russian athletes will be Python Stearns from the USA and Linda Noskova from the Czech Republic.
It should be noted that the award in this category is awarded to tennis players who made their debut during the season in the top hundred of the WTA world rankings or achieved serious achievements during the season.
In addition, Russian Vera Zvonareva and German Laura Siegemund are nominated for the best couple award for the year. Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was among the contenders for the Comeback of the Year prize.
Earlier it was reported that Russian tennis players Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Andrey Rublev and Daria Kasatkina advanced to the second round of the US Open.
Let us remind you that a Netflix series is being filmed about Mirra Andreeva. She will appear as one of the characters in the second season of the British documentary series about professional tennis players, Break Point. The new season will be released in 2024.
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