Maria Sakkari charges into the French Open second round

·

No.4 seed, Maria Sakkari, booked a spot in the second round of Roland Garros for the fifth consecutive year on Sunday after a straight-sets win over home hopeful Clara Burel.

The Greek defeated Burel 6-2, 6-3 in their first-round match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Sakkari fired 24 winners, nearly double the Frenchwoman’s 13. Sakkari broke Burel five times to capture victory in 1 hour and 28 minutes.

The victory marks Sakkari’s 20th match-win of the season so far. Sakkari made her first WTA 1000 final earlier this year at Indian Wells, peaking at a career-high ranking of No.3 following that event. The Greek was also a French Open semi-finalist last year.

“I think it’s always tough to play first round in a Grand Slam, especially against a local [player],” Sakkari said after the match.

“But I think I handled the stress of the first round extremely well. My tennis maybe was not 10 out of 10, but overall I think I did a great job.”

Former Top 20 player, Karolina Muchova, awaits Sakkari in the second round.

Source: WTA.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Stefanos Tsitsipas continues unbeaten at the Barcelona Open

On Thursday, April 18, Stefanos Tsitsipas secured his spot in the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open after defeating Roberto Carballes Baenain. The Greek tennis player,...

Greek parliamentarians promise action, but Australia’s diaspora needs more than words

By Mary Sinanidis. Four representatives of the Special Permanent Committee on Greeks Abroad (consisting of 31 MPs) said they came “to listen” to the Australian...

Finalists announced for the 1st Greek Youth Creative Arts Competition 2024

The Greek Festival of Sydney has exclusively announced to The Greek Herald the finalists of its ‘1st Greek Youth Creative Arts Competition.’ The theme of the inaugural competition...

Castellorizian Association of NSW hosts Cazzie Kids Easter event

On Monday, April 15, the Castellorizian Association of NSW welcomed kids and families for their Cazzie Kids Easter event. Held at The Castellorizian, a community centre...

National Second Tier club representatives hold meetings to plan for next year’s launch

Soccer clubs across the nation are gearing up for a significant milestone in Australian football history, the launch of the National Second Tier (NST)...

You May Also Like

Evacuation of about 150 Greeks in Sudan not currently possible, diplomatic sources say

Greek diplomatic sources have told Ekathimerini that the evacuation of the two injured Greek citizens and about 150 other Greeks trapped in the conflict...

The home and museum of poet Constantine Cavafy in Alexandria set to be restored

The home-turned-museum of Constantine Cavafy in Alexandria is set to be restored by the Onassis Foundation and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, which has...

Why Greek people smash a pomegranate every New Year’s

Pomegranate, the fruit of life and good fortune, is smashed every year for New Years’ festivities in Greek households. The folklore tradition dates back to...