18 year old Anastasia Potapova stuns former No.1 in Paris!

Anastasia Potapova is no stranger to a bit of drama at a Grand Slam.

The Russian was the eventual winner of the Girls singles title at Wimbledon in 2016 against another emerging youngster in Yastremska. Potapova fell to the ground and celebrated a win not once but twice before Hawkeye overruled on both occasions but she did eventually win the match!

Have a look below;

Potapova was up against three time former major champion and world number one Angie Kerber and caused the biggest upset of her career and what a stage to do it on at Roland Garros but on the new Court Philippe Chatrier with a comfortable 6-4 6-2 win.

The teenager played with a fearless approach and it worked a treat for her. Angie Kerber even coming into a tournament off-form or on the back of an injury like she has been suffering with is still a tough ask you know you have to work for it.

Of course looking back now there are probably things the German No.1 hoped to have done better or differently but we cannot take away from the Russian’s performance.

Potapova does play quite a bold baseline game and this showed with some impressive numbers 28 winners and 21 unforced errors.

She served strong winning 23/28 points behind her first but her second serve is something that didn’t stand up winning 9/29 with Kerber all over it but she couldn’t get a read on the first serve with Kerber just winning five points on the Potapova first serve.

It was really a very good performance against one of the up-rising stars on the WTA Tour and earlier this year she hit a career high of 70 but right now is just outside the top 80.


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