Sixteen-year-old Mirra Andreeva booked a place in the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career Sunday with a 6-2, 7-5 win over No.21 seed Anastasia Potapova at the All England Club.
The teenage qualifier, ranked world No.102 and playing just her second main draw at a major, is the youngest woman through to the last 16 at Wimbledon since then 15-year-old Coco Gauff in 2019. Andreeva, like Gauff, is also making her Wimbledon debut and had never before played on a grass court prior to these Championships.
Teenage dream: One of three qualifiers to reach the third round -- equaling 1999's mark for the most in the Open Era -- Andreeva is the only one to reach the last 16.
"I'm really happy that I managed to win this match," Andreeva said afterwards. "It was an amazing battle. She played really well.
"I did everything I could, I gave it all here ... so I feel great."
How the match was won: Andreeva started quickly in the only third-round match that was held over from Saturday as a result of rain, breaking Potapova three times in the opening set en route to winning it.
The second set proved a different story, as Andreeva rallied from 4-1 down and saved two set points on serve in the 10th game, to knock out her second seeded player in three wins.
"When I played my first match in qualies, I just didn't have any expectations because it was my first match on grass," she said. "I just tried to give it all on the court.
"Since that first match, I actually found the right rhythm. Now it's working pretty good, I can say. So honestly, as I said, I did not have any expectations. I just play.
"I always say that it's a game. The game will decide who will win the match."
Stat of the day: Andreeva had a staggering 21 break points against Potapova's serve, of which she converted six. She saved six of the nine break points she faced, including the aforementioned service hold serving at 4-5, 15-40 in the second set.
Up next: Andreeva advances to face Eastbourne champion and No.25 seed Madison Keys, who was a 6-4, 6-1 winner over Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk on Saturday.