Maria Sakkari has been defeated by Shelby Rogers, 6(5)-7(7), 6-2, 4-6, in a nail-biting second round match at the Adelaide International.
Sakkari fought hard throughout the entire match, but it wasn’t enough to beat the American in the final set.
“It was a tight match and my game wasn’t the best but these things happen in tennis,” Sakkari told Greek media after the match.
Sakkari made a winning return to the WTA tour as the Greek defeated Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 in the first round.
She said she leaves Adelaide with “good memories” and “can’t wait to come back.”
“My focus now is to make the right decision with regards to my participation in the next tournament and I certainly need some rest and preparation ahead of the Australian Open,” Sakkari said.