Maria Sakkari reaches Round 4 of the USOpen for a second year in a row

Maria Sakkari reaches Round 4 of the USOpen for a second year in a row 1

No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece recorded nine aces while posting a 6-4, 6-3 upset victory over 10th-seeded Petra Kvitova on Saturday in New York to reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.

Sakkari had 19 winners against 16 unforced errors while playing a cleaner game than two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova. The Czech Republic native committed 34 unforced errors while accumulating just 16 winners.

Perhaps most impressive was the fact that the 26-year-old Sakkari never lost her serve during the 82-minute match.

“I think it was a great match,” Sakkari said. “It’s always tough to play against Petra, because she hits very hard, probably the hardest on the tour. She’s lefty, so it makes your life even tougher.

No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece recorded nine aces while posting a 6-4, 6-3 upset victory over 10th-seeded Petra Kvitova on Saturday in New York to reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.

Sakkari had 19 winners against 16 unforced errors while playing a cleaner game than two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova. The Czech Republic native committed 34 unforced errors while accumulating just 16 winners

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