Greek Australian Andriana Petrakis competes in France’s Virtus Global Games

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Greek Australian Andriana Petrakis competed in the 2023 Virtus Global Games in France from June 4 to June 10 this year.

The competition is committed to developing elite sporting events that showcase athletes with intellectual impairments.

Andriana Petrakis at Virtus Global Games

Andriana is a tennis player on the autism spectrum from Adelaide in South Australia.

In this year’s competition she finished in fifth place in the Women’s singles, fourth place in the Women’s doubles, and ninth in the Mixed doubles.

“I felt very happy with myself because I played magnificent tennis,” Andriana said about her time in France.

“I watched the men’s finals match at the Roland Garros. During the sightseeing activities, my team and I went to Paris, I saw the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, souvenir shops, theatres, explored restaurants and cafes, and other historical places.”

The young star added that some of her highlights were making new friends and representing Australia in tennis.

“I had an enjoyable and fantastic experience in France!” Andriana said.

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