Maria Sakkari advances to Qatar Open quarterfinal after straight sets win


Greek tennis player, Maria Sakkari, had a swift day at the office at the Qatar Total Open on Wednesday, ousting Madison Keys, 6-2, 6-2 in 68 minutes to claim her spot in the elite eight.

Sakkari faced only a single break point in the match, which she saved, as she picked up her second win in two meetings with Keys.

Sakkari claimed a superb 77 percent of her second-service points to bolster her service prowess during the match, and she broke Keys four times en route to victory.

The Greek star will now face Muguruza in the quarterfinals.

Keys was playing her season-opening event this week after a five-month absence from tournament play. Despite her loss to Sakkari, Keys still comes out of the tournament with a Top 20 win after her upset of No.6 seed Belinda Bencic in the opening round on Tuesday.




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