US OPEN : Maria Sakkari d. Kostyuk 6-4, 6-3 through to second round

US OPEN : Maria Sakkari d. Kostyuk 6-4, 6-3 through to second round 1

A good win for No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari. She eliminates Marta Kostyuk, 6-4, 6-3, Kostyuk had chances in the second set, but went just one for eight on break points (2/10 overall). Sakkari awaits the winner of Katerina Siniakova and Anastasija Sevastova.

She was comfortable against Kostyuk as she hit 25 winners and converted five of six break points.

Sakkari’s win means that two Greek women have won matches at a Grand Slam for the first time in the Open Era, following compatriot Valentini Grammatikopoulou’s defeat of Anna Blinkova on Day 1. Previously, Carol-Ann Kalogeropoulos and Dionissia Asteri both featured in the second round of Roland Garros 1968, though Asteri received a bye to get there.

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