Roland Garros despair and interest in her off-court romance will not distract Greek favourite Maria Sakkari from the task ahead.
Maria Sakkari’s tennis career is making headlines on and off the court. Finally, Greece enjoys an unprecedented period of success in a sport customarily overshadowed by football and basketball.
Thanks to the breakthroughs of Stefanos Tsitsipas, 22, and Sakkari, 25, at the French Open, the pair are riding the crest of a popularity wave at home, which only adds to the pressure as they prepare for their Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympic Games campaigns. The pair will combine to form an impressive mixed doubles team in Japan and will be expected to deliver a medal for Greece.
Maria Sakkari made revelations about her relationship with the Prime Minister’s son, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, in her full-length interview on Alpha.
“Konstantinos is a very simple boy, I can talk to him for hours. We have a very easy relationship, he is a very easy person,” she added, revealing that he plays "very nice tennis with a very good service game"
In the first round at Wimbledon Maria plays the Russian Arantxa Rus.
This would be third time that Maria Sakkari and Arantxa Rus clash against each other. The head to head is 2-0 for Sakkari, but they have never played each other on grass.