Maria Sakkari advances to fourth round at Miami Open

Maria Sakkari advances to fourth round at Miami Open

Maria Sakkari advances to fourth round at Miami Open

Greece’s number 23 seed Maria Sakkari advanced to the fourth round at the Miami Open by beating Ludmilla Samsonova 6-0, 6-1 on Sunday.

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Sakkari broke Samsonova six times, and while she faced five break-points of her own at various times during the match, the Greek star didn’t drop a set.

She won 6-0, 6-1 to enter the fourth round in Miami for the first time ever.

Sakkari will now face American Jessica Pegula.

https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1376207364148236291

GCT EXCLUSIVE: Passion drives Maria Sakkari

One important lesson life has taught the young Greek star, is to never give up. 

“This especially applies to tennis, there can be matches where you are one point away from losing and you win the match, it’s a special sport in terms of that, and I think it can teach you so many life lessons. Also if you lose, there is always another chance the following week for you to have the opportunity to compete again.”

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.