Sakkari comes through a tough test defeating a very inspired Tatjana Maria 6-4 ; 7-6 (2)

Sakkari comes through a tough test defeating a very inspired Tatjana Maria 6-4 ; 7-6 (2) 1

Sákkari comes through a tough test defeating a very inspired Tatjana Maria 6-4; 7-6 (2)
Always great to see her play & win in front of the Greek community of Melbourne!

Maria Sakkari of Greece waves after defeating Tatjana Maria of Germany in their first-round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Monday. Fifth-seeded Sakkari beat Maria 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the first match completed on the main show court in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

She said the experience was “weird… in a good way.” “I was a little bit stressed, opening the tournament on this wonderful court,” she said. “It’s a privilege to have my first match here.

Next up : Sasnovich or Zheng