Team Greece claim final four spot at Australia’s United Cup

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Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas faced the Croatian mixed doubles team, Borna Gojo and Petra Martic with fierceness, winning a semi final spot for Team Greece at the United Cup Finals in Sydney.

Playing on Wednesday night at the RAC Arena the Greek pair’s 3-2 win with a score of 7-6(6), 6-4 dominated the Perth City Final.

“I am so happy and proud of this team, I just cannot put it in words,” said Sakkari.

“Fighters is what defines us. That first big step we took here in Perth is going to remain memorable,” Tsitsipas said.

The pair are both strong individual players, with Sakkari ranking No. 6 in the Women’s Tennis Association and Tsitsipas ranking No.4 in the Association of Tennis Professionals.

In their game last night, they won 42/48 points behind first serves with no breaking point and sending down eight aces.

“Coming in here, it’s the first tournament of the year, you don’t know what kind of form you are in, but I think we saw that we are in pretty good form!”, Sakkari said.

The pair admitted the familiarity of the court, having played at the 2019 Hopman Cup, and becoming more in tune with each one another contributed to their win.  

“I think our first mixed doubles was on this court,” said Sakkari. “Our games are just clicking. We know each other really well and we have great chemistry on the court, and I think that’s the key. Of course, the more we develop as players, that’s also something that adds up and makes us play a lot better on the mixed doubles for sure.”

Team Greece will play Team Italy in the semi finals across Friday and Saturday in Sydney to fight for the next top spot.

Source: United Cup.

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