Maria Sakkari comes from behind to reach Indian Wells Round of 16

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Greek tennis player, Maria Sakkari, came from a set and break down to claim a win against Anhelina Kalinina at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.

Sakkari’s victory means she will advance to the Round of 16 in Indian Wells where she will face Karolina Pliskova, wtennis.com reports.

It was the second straight comeback victory at the tournament for Sakkari with the sets ending 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. After a break in the beginning of the second set, the Greek athlete started turning the game around, with multiple forehand winners. She ended the match with 30 winners to Kalinina’s 18.

Previously in this years’ tournament, Sakkari also came from behind in her first match to defeat Shelby Rogers for the first time in their four meetings.

Sakkari will aim to be the first player to reach back-to-back Indian Wells finals since Maria Sharapova made her second BNP Paribas Open final in a row in 2013.

“Obviously [Kalinina and Rogers] are two players that I struggled in the past, and they are very good players, both,” Sakkari said after the win.

“I’m making too many unforced errors from the baseline, but all that matters is that I’m finding a way to win and just fighting. As I said, that’s the only thing, finding a way to win. Winning ugly, but at the end, winning.”

Source: Wtennis.com

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