Sakkari Falls to Haddad Maia in Madrid Open Round of 16

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Greek tennis sensation Maria Sakkari faced a disappointing defeat in the "16" of the Madrid Open, bowing out to Brazilian opponent Beatrice Haddad Maia in straight sets.

Haddad Maia, ranked world No. 14, proved to be a formidable challenge for Sakkari, clinching victory with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-4. The loss marks the end of Sakkari's campaign in the Spanish capital, as she falls short of advancing to the quarter-finals.

Sakkari's struggles were apparent from the onset, as she faltered early in the match, conceding a break in the third game of the first set. Despite mounting a comeback to narrow the gap to 5-4, she was unable to capitalise on crucial opportunities, allowing Haddad Maia to secure the set 6-4.

The second set followed a similar pattern, with Haddad Maia seizing an early break and maintaining her advantage to clinch victory. Despite Sakkari's valiant efforts to rally, the Brazilian remained composed under pressure, ultimately sealing the match and advancing to the next round.

For Sakkari, the defeat serves as a setback in her quest for success on the international stage. As she regroups and prepares for future tournaments, fans remain hopeful for her continued growth and success in the sport.


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