In her first career major quarter-final, Maria Sakkari earned a spot in the French Open Semi Final after upsetting defending champion Iga Świątek, and left her mark following her success by showing her love for Greece.
Finishing her winning match, she signed on a television camera “Hellas”, meaning Greece in Greek, within a love heart.
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.
She also expressed her hope that family and friends will be able to watch her historic Semi Final bot.
— Catherine Karavioti (@karavioti_C) June 9, 2021
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.
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