Maria Sakkari prepares to ‘win’ the Australian Open 2023


Maria Sakkari declared in a recent interview with Australia Open Perth, Western Australia where she was representing Greece at the United Cup 2022, “I want to win the Australian Open!”

“I believe that I’m in good form, but you never know in tennis how things go,” Sakkari added.

This comes after sealing Greeces first Group A win at the United Cup in Perth on December 30 2022.

The 27-year-old Greek Tennis player defeated Viktoriya Tomova 6-3, 6-2, giving her an unassailable 3-0 lead over Team Bulgaria and securing the win for Greece.

Following the defeat against Team Bulgaria, Sakkari was invited to participate in the Tennis Plays for Peace charity event at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday, January 11.

Greeces first Group A win at the United Cup in Perth 2022

According to, Sakkari shared how how happy she is to be in Australia. “I think that it’s the perfect place to start the year,” she said.

“The Australian culture is very special and unique. Everyone is really nice. There’s a large Greek community here too, so I do enjoy that a lot. I feel like I’m at home, especially in Melbourne, because everywhere I go, I can hear Greek.”

“The weather is great. The tournaments are very well organised. You’re still a little tired from the preseason, so you want to come to a nice place with a nice climate. I don’t think you could pick a better place than Australia.”

After securing a place for Greece in the semifinals, Sakkari prepares for the Australian Open in Melbourne beginning January 16.

Sakkari is the highest-ranked Greek woman in history but she will continue to aim higher in her eighth consecutive Australian Open main-draw appearance, according to

“We are witnessing very unique moments, and we get to share all this joy and all this happiness all together,” Sakkari said. “It makes my time here in Australia and my preparation for the Australian Open a lot easier.”

“I love Australia, I think you guys know that by now. I just want to spend the maximum amount of time here that I can.”





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