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“The Fruhvirtova sisters are the future of tennis” – Marion Bartoli

In the new episode of Match Points, Marion Bartoli reveals high hopes for two Czech teenagers

Linda Fruhvirtova AO 2023 AI/Reuters/Panoramic

Linda Fruhvirtova and Brenda Fruhvirtova are certainly catching the eye at the start of 2023 – with both of the teenage sisters making it into the Australian Open main draw and Linda streaking into the second week.

And in the latest episode of Match Points, former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli says both girls are on course to be the future of women’s tennis.

“For Brenda to be able to go into the main draw at such a young age and for Linda to be in the fourth round and go into three sets against Donna Vekic, knowing how young they are…you can see this whole new generation starting to push, the under-18s,” Bartoli told host Josh Cohen.

“That for me is going to be very interesting for women’s tennis. We need to have some rivalries taking place; we need to have some new, young girls that our young kids can be excited about.

“I feel those girls can be the future of women’s tennis and can really push the ones who are established to do better and to push them to their highest.”

Brenda made it through qualifying in Melbourne but lost in the first round to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-5, 6-2, while Linda pushed Vekic to three sets in the fourth round but ultimately fell 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

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