Sakkari Triumphs in Straight Sets, Overcoming Grand Slam First Round Woes

Maria Sakkari Unit Cup Sydney 16

In an impressive turnaround, Sakkari emerges victorious with a score of 6-4, 6-1, successfully conquering the notorious first round curse at the grand slams. This triumph marks a significant improvement, as she had previously suffered three consecutive first-round losses in her last three appearances at the prestigious tournaments.

Sakkari Triumphs in Straight Sets, Overcoming Grand Slam First Round Woes

The Greek tennis player had not secured a victory in a Grand Slam in her last three appearances and will now face Russian Elena Avanesyan (No. 71).

Sakkari only participated in the United Cup in the weeks leading up to the first Grand Slam of the year, delivering an excellent performance by winning all three of her individual matches, including victories over Leylah Fernandez (No. 35) and former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber.

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