She overcame her obstacle Linda Frukhvirtova and qualified for the “16” of Beijing Maria Sakkari (2-0 set)!
Now, the Greek champion will face the Chinese Wang on Thursday (5/10), and she wants to take one more step, in order to “attend” the WTA Finals, to be held in Cancun, Mexico!
To get there, however, he will have to make it all the way to the final in the Chinese capital in order to have the upper hand. The finals will take place during the interval October 29-November 5 in the famous city of Mexico.
Sakkari entered the game very strongly and after easily making it 1-0, she also broke her opponent’s serve for 2-0. At that point, however, the Czech found an answer and immediately reduced it to 2-1, before coming back with another break in her favor shortly after 3-2. The Greek champion did not give up and with a new break, she made it 3-3. In fact, with the score at 5-4, Sakkari broke her opponent’s serve and reached 6-4 and the 1-0 set.
The second set started with both defending their serve, and the top Greek tennis player to make it 2-1, after three break points which he accepted. At that point, her psychology also rose significantly, reaching 4-2 with brake, after her own quadruple break point. She was then very good behind her serve and breaking again, made it 6-2 and 2-0 set, ending the game.
The sets (2-0): 6-4, 6-2.
— wta (@WTA) October 3, 2023
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