Maria Sakkari spoke about her relationship with Konstantinos Mitsotakis in a recent interview.
The tennis player, who has been a couple for about a year with the Prime Minister's son, commented on the fact that their relationship has been in the press many times, but the two do not hide that they are together.
Speaking to "Down Town" magazine, Sakkari said about her partner: "Regarding my relationship with Konstantinos, the truth is that I don't care what everyone thinks. I know that I am happy and I have the right person next to me who makes me happy and I just focus on that."
"There are always malicious people in everything you do in life, whether it's a relationship or your job. They will always find something to say. I know that I am very good with this man, that we have a great time together and that's what matters."
Meanwhile, the World No. 7 has called out "Twitter journalists" that "have no life" and give themselves the right to criticise WTA players.
On Wednesday, first-seeded Sakkari recovered from a set down to beat Arantxa Rus 3-6 6-2 6-3 in the Parma round-of-16.
After the match, she addressed the criticism that is often directed toward WTA players.
"WTA level is very high. I disagree with Twitter journalists that have no life and just criticise players. You have to respect every singles player, because you don't know what they are going through, you have to respect women tennis and players," the Greek star told Alessandro Nizegorodcew.
#Sakkari answers to @Alenize82: "WTA level is very high. I disagree with Twitter "journalists" that have no life and just criticizes players. You have to respect every singles player, because you don't know what they are going through, you have to respect women tennis and players https://t.co/I3sRyqpBi1
— Lorenzo Ercoli (@Ladal17) September 28, 2022
In March, Sakkari ended runner-up at the WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells.
Then after Miami, she rose to a career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world. Since then, Sakkari has had many disappointing results and early exits from tournaments.
In August, the Greek honestly admitted what was the reason behind her poor form.
"I just sat down with [Coach] Tom [Hill] for a lot of hours and just realised that I'm not enjoying being one of the best players in the world, which was something very tough to admit and very tough to handle," Sakkari said.
"But it's the truth. It's the reality. I think that the pressure and everything was something I had to deal with."
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