Chile upset Greece at Australia’s United Cup

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Chile pulled off a stunning 2-1 upset of Greece on Tuesday at Australia’s United Cup.

According to ATP Tour, Tomas Barrios Vera and Daniela Seguel defeated Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-6 to seal the tie. The South American country is now 1-1 in Group B.

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Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas playing in mixed doubles. Photo copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.
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Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas playing in mixed doubles. Photo copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

Earlier in the day, Sakkari gave Greece a quick lead before Nicolas Jarry survived a stern test from World No. 416 Stefanos Sakellaridis to level the tie and force a deciding mixed doubles.

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Nicolas Jarry survived a stern test from World No. 416 Stefanos Sakellaridis. Photo copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.
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Team Greece supported each other every step of the way. Photo copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

In her first match of the season, Sakkari, the highest-ranked Greek woman in history, took just 68 minutes to ease past Seguel, a former Top 200 player currently ranked No.671.

“It’s just amazing to see so many Greek flags, so many people that come out and support us,” Sakkari said after her match.

“We want to stay here as long as we can, and bring the whole Greek community of Sydney out here to support us.

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Maria Sakkari won her match. Photo copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

*All photos copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

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