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Russian youngster wins Australian Open junior title

Alina Korneeva defeated Mirra Andreeva in an all-Russian final in Melbourne

Korneeva won the title at the first attempt at a junior Grand Slam. ©  Darrian Traynor / Getty Images

Russia’s Alina Korneeva became the latest junior Grand Slam champion from her homeland with a hard-fought victory over compatriot Mirra Andreeva in the girls’ singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Ninth seed Korneeva got the better of her seventh-seeded rival, becoming the first Russian youngster to win the girls’ junior title in Melbourne since Elizaveta Kulichkova in 2014. Other past Russian winners of the title include two-time champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who has since gone on to have a successful professional career and reach a Grand Slam final at the French Open in 2021.

Korneeva said of her success, as quoted by the WTA website.

said Korneeva.


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