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Maria Sakkari crashes out of Qatar Total Open in quarter finals

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Maria Sakkari was defeated by Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza 6-3 6-1, signalling the end of her Qatar Total Open campaign.

The Greek tennis player quickly ousted Madison Keys 6-2 6-2 only one day prior. Tipped to advance to the Open finals, her upset today came as a shock to Greek tennis fans.

In the beginning of the first set, it looked like it could be stretched to a three set game. Both players played fiercely with the Greek even showing hopes for a break point. It was sadly Sakkari, however, who gave away the first break point and was unable to recover.

Muguruza was on fire this morning, boasting a first serve percentage of 77. Sakkari was unable to disrupt the rhythm of her Spanish opponent, who left no opening for the Greek.

Muguruza will face eighth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the semi-final.

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