Greek Maria Sakkari defeats Sabalenka and reaches the semifinals


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Greek Maria Sakkari defeats Sabalenka and reaches the semifinals

Sakkari will face the Estonian Kontaveit in the round of the four best, while in the other key the Spanish Badosa and Muguruza will collide

GUADALAJARA – The Greek Maria sakkari, sixth in the world ranking, beat the Belarusian 7-6 (1), 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Monday Aryna Sabalenka and was classified at Akron WTA Finals semi-finals which is played in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The start of the game was with a break on each side. After which Sabalenka He proposed more with his fearsome serve and his successful returns from different angles of the court, but Sakkari endured.

In the eighth ‘game’ the Belarusian made a break and escaped 5-3, however she could not confirm by closing the game with a double fault, with which Sakkari, after winning the point with his serve, equalized the set, and caused the ‘tie break’.

Sakkari was impeccable with her serviceSabalenka otherwise, committed two double faults when trailing 2-1 and was erased in the remainder of sudden death.

Despite the fact that he made numerous unforced errors in the second set, Sabalenka she took a 4-3 lead on the Greek’s serve, who remained focused and in the tenth game, when the Belarusian served for the set, she broke for 5-5.

Sabalenka he went ahead with the serve of Sakkari, in the eleventh game, but not confirmed, the Greek tied again and again they went to the tie break, which Sabalenka won 8-6.

After a couple of breaks on each side in the first five games of the final set, Sakkari He took advantage of the double faults of Sabalenka, who had 20 in the entire match, broke in the seventh game and secured the victory.

In the first turn of this Monday, the Polish Iga Swiatek, ninth in the world ranking, won 7-5, 6-4 to the Spanish Paula Badosa and took away undefeated.

Badosa He confessed that his concentration was in the semifinal match this Tuesday against his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza, which limited her against the Polish, with timely breaks at the end of each set.

The WTA Finals, which takes place in Guadalajara, with a prize pool of five million dollars, will have this Tuesday the phase of the four best with the duels between Badosa and Muguruza, first thing in the morning and the Estonian Annet Kontaveit against Sakkari, in the night time.


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