In her first career major quarter-final, Maria Sakkari has earned a spot in the French Open Semi Final after upsetting defending champion Iga Świątek.
The rising Greek tennis star defeated the Number 8 in consecutive sets – 6-4, 6-4.
She will now face Barbora Krejčíková for a spot in the final.
Consider the moment seized 👏
In her first career major quarter-final, 🇬🇷@mariasakkari earns the upset over defending champ and No.8 seed Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-4. She'll face Krejcikova for a spot in the final.#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/y4cWZwUnn2
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2021
She also expressed her hope that family and friends will be able to watch her historic Semi Final bot.
This her her 21st Grand Slam tournament.
Her previous best was reaching the fourth round at last year’s Australian Open and U.S. Open.
Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas are both through to the French Open’s Semi Final.
Tsitsipas defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5 to reach the Semi Final.