"I had to behave better": Andreeva risked disqualification during Gauff match, admits stupidity post match

Rising teenage tennis phenom Mirra Andreeva had a moment of reckless behaviour on the court admitting it was a stupid move after the match.

Andreeva was playing against Gauff and at a time when the American was turning the match around, Andreeva made a risky choice by throwing tennis balls towards the stands which could have gotten her disqualified. It was a moment of frustration with the umpire only giving her a warning for that probably taking into account her age.

After the match though, Andreeva admitted it was a very stupid thing to do:

"Did I risk disqualification? Yes, I immediately thought I made a really stupid move, that gesture wasn't necessary. I had to behave better. It was really bad what I did. I thought about disqualification, but I only received a warning. It was a difficult match for me, but I'll try to think of positive things, I'll learn from this defeat. The first set was tough, we both lost serve many times. I only thought about playing well and won the first set, but winning a partial is not enough."

Speaking further about the match, Adreeva added:

"Something went wrong starting from the second set. I was disappointed and thought more about my mistakes than about the match. I have to take away only the positive aspects with me. I made it through the qualifying tournament, won two big games. I will continue to work and try to fix the wrong things. I hope everything goes well."

And on her next couple of weeks the Russian stated:

"My next tournament should be Wimbledon, but I don't have a visa yet and therefore my participation is not safe. I might play some ITF tournaments, but I don't know anything yet."

She should get her visa sorted and we'll probably see her on the grass.

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