Andreeva still waiting for visa to allow her to play Wimbledon

The 16-year-old says she is excited to play on grass for the first time

Mirra Andreeva, Roland-Garros, 2023 Mirra Andreeva competes at Roland-Garros 2023 AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva said she’s still waiting to hear whether she will be given a visa to enable her to play Wimbledon.

The 16-year-old bowed out of the French Open on Saturday, beaten in three sets by last year’s finalist, Coco Gauff.

Andreeva said she was hoping to play on grass for the first time but didn’t know the status of her request.

“I’m limited still in tournaments (that she can play), so my next tournament has to be Wimbledon,” she told reporters.

“But I don’t get my visa yet, so we will see if I can participate in Wimbledon or not. But if not, we will just choose the tournaments and I will just maybe play some ITFs. I don’t know yet.”

Andreeva is set to break into the world’s top 100 for the first time and said he was hoping to get the go-ahead to play at Wimbledon.

“I didn’t play on grass yet,” she said. “It will be my first time. It can be my first time. I’m excited about it, because I have never tried it. So if I can go there, we will see what I can do.”

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