Maria Sakkari has advanced to her third straight quarter-final after defeating Astra Sharma 6-4, 6-1 at the Charleston Open today

Maria Sakkari will be in action on Day 5 of the 2024 Charleston Open

Maria Sakkari, seeded third, began her Charleston campaign with a dominant 6-3, 6-3 victory against Viktoriya Tomova in the second round. In the third round, she faced Australia's Astra Sharma and once again played with her characteristic ruthlessness, winning 6-4, 6-1.

Veronika Kudermetova, meanwhile, beat home favorite Shelby Rogers 7-6(5), 6-4 in the second round. She shocked fifth seed Beatriz Haddad Maia in the following round, winning the match 7-5, 6-1.

Sakkari and Kudermetova have faced off four times before on tour, with the Greek leading their head-to-head 3-1. Sakkari has also won the last three matches she has played against the Russian.

Sakkari is widely expected to reach the semi-finals, following good form in Charleston and Miami last week.

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