Maria Sakkari sets up third-round Wimbledon clash


Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari is into the third round at Wimbledon after defeating Arantxa Rus 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday evening.

The 1st set was quite close, with Sakkari erasing both the 2 break points she faced, one in the 5th game (2-2, 30-40) and another in the 7th game (3-3, 30-40), to capitalise on her first break point in the crucial 12th game and take the set 7-5.

In the 2nd set, things were simpler for the top Greek tennis player, who was not threatened at all on her serve. She threatened to break early and finally succeeded in the 8th game, to take the last three games of the match and finish it in 89 minutes.

The win sees Sakkari avoid another early exit at Grand Slams, with the Greek having not made the second week of a major since 2021. This is her best result since the 2023 Australian Open.

Sakkari, ranked No 9, will face wildcard Emma Raducanu next.





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