Maria Sakkari Triumphs in Madrid, Securing Third Round Berth

20240425 204914

Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari emerged victorious in her Madrid Open second round clash against Croatia's Donna Vekic, advancing to the third round with a commanding 6-3, 6-2 victory.

The match began with an early setback for Sakkari, as she dropped her opening service game. However, she swiftly responded with a break of her own, leveling the score at 1-1. Vekic held her serve to make it 2-2, but Sakkari seized a crucial break point to take a 3-2 lead.

Maintaining her momentum, Sakkari broke Vekic's serve a second time, putting herself in a strong position to take the first set. She held her serve confidently to close out the set 6-3.

In the second set, Sakkari continued to dominate, breaking Vekic's serve early on to take a 2-0 lead. She held her own serve comfortably, maintaining her two-game advantage. Despite Vekic's attempt to break back, Sakkari remained resolute, holding her serve and coming close to a second break.

With relentless pressure, Sakkari secured a third break point, effectively neutralizing Vekic's resistance. She closed out the set 6-2, earning a hard-fought victory and a place in the Madrid Open third round.

Copyright Greekcitytimes 2024