Maria Sakkari sends top seed Svitolina packing at Ostrava Open

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Maria Sakkari is through to her third Premier quarterfinal of the season after toppling top seed Elina Svitolina in straight sets at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open.

The Greek player honed in on the Svitolina second serve, and was rewarded with five breaks as she blasted 32 winners on her way to a 6-3, 6-3 victory.

“I think my ground-strokes worked really well, I was super solid from the baseline,” the Greek told Czech Television after the match.

“And of course my serve helped me a lot.”

The win sends Sakkari through to her third quarterfinal of 2020 after putting together deep runs in St. Petersburg and the Western & Southern Open, and marks her fourth career win over a Top 5 player.  

Up next, Sakkari will await the winner between Ons Jabeur or wildcard Jelana Ostapenko. The former French Open champion made quick work of No.5 seed Petra Martic, 6-3, 6-1 earlier in the day to advance.  

READ MORE: Maria Sakkari beats former World Champion Serena Williams in thrilling US match.

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