On January 27 2019, Linda Fruhvirtova won Les Petits As when she was not yet 14 years old. Today, the 16-year-old Czech prodigy is the youngest player to reach the round of 16 in Miami since 2004.
Invited for the second time to the Miami Open, Linda Fruhvirtova, who won the ITF 25 tournament in Cancun a month earlier without dropping a set, achieved the greatest performance of her young career. In her first round, she easily defeat Danka Kovinic 6-0 / 6-4.
But it’s in the second round that the young Czech achieve her greatest accomplishment with a win 7-5 / 2-6 / 6-1 over Elise Mertens, 24th in world ranking, after more than 2 hours played.
After the withdrawal of Victoria Azarenka, Linda faces the Spanish Paula Badosa in the round of 16. However, the step is too big for her with a defeat 6-2 / 6-3 against the n°5 seed of the tournament.
This Miami Open is a new step for Linda Fruhvirtova who is getting closer to the Top 200. Her goal: “become the number 1 and win Grand Slam tournaments”.