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Maria Sakkari defeats Serena Williams in three sets at Western & Southern Open

Maria Sakkari defeats Serena Williams in three sets at Western & Southern Open

Greece’s young tennis star Maria Sakkari hit her way into the Western & Southern Open quarterfinal, after defeating former world No. 1 in women’s single tennis, Serena Williams.

Sakkari defeated Williams 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-1.

“I haven’t realized it yet,” Sakkari said after the match.

“It feels pretty good, because she has been a role model for me growing up, and obviously what she has achieved is huge. So it feels very nice,” she added.

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“It was tough,” Serena said after the match. “I literally should have won that match. There was no excuse. It was hard, but I had so many opportunities to win, and I have to figure that one out, like how to start winning those matches again. There is really no excuses, to be honest.”

Sakkari will now face Briton Johanna Konta.

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