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Maria Sakkari knocked out of the French Open in shock upset

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2021 French Open semi-finalist and No.4 seed, Maria Sakkari, was knocked out of the grand slam in Wednesday’s second round by Czech tennis player, Karolina Muchova, 7-6(5), 7-6(4).

Sakkari is the fifth Top 10 seed to be sent home from Paris in the tournament’s first three days.

Muchova’s win didn’t come easily. She needed eight set points to win the opener, where Sakkari levelled from 5-2 down, and she was twice an early break ahead in the second set.

After her match defeat, Sakkari told media she was disappointed but also congratulated Muchova.

“She played an amazing match,” Sakkari said. “She always plays extremely well in Grand Slams and today she was the better player, so I have to give it to her.

“It’s disappointing for sure because it still… is my favourite tournament and I’m sad. But at the same time there were a lot of positives today because I found myself again in the court.

“I’m feeling good. I’m fighting. I’m enjoying my time on the court so I think that great things are going to happen soon.”

Muchova is now through to a third round meeting with No.27 seed, Amanda Anisimova, another former semi-finalist in Paris.

Source: WTA Tennis.

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