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Maria Sakkari defeated in second round of Australian Open

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Maria Sakkari has been left defeated after last night’s tennis match against Elina Avanesyan.

Tennis Up To Date shared that the Greek tennis player lost 6-4, 6-4 to her Russian opponent.

Despite winning her opening match in this year’s Australian Open season, Sakkari was left disappointed after her last three Grand Slam appearances including in the US Open, Wimbledon and Roland Garros.

The Women’s Tennis Association shared that Avanesyan defeated the world number 8, Maria Sakkari in 1 hour and 43 minutes. The game continued to almost 1 am.

With a blend of elevated defensive shots and plenty of speed, the Russian tennis player kept Sakkari positioned well behind the baseline.

Throughout the match, Sakkari struffled tomaintain a proactive stance and that resulted in 43 unforced errors.

Elina Avanesyan is next set to vs Marta Kostyuk.

Source: Tennis Up To Date and The Women’s Tennis Association.

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