Wimbledon: Sakkari continues winning streak as Djokovic defeats Kokkinakis

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Greece’s Maria Sakkari advanced to the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday morning after defeating Viktoriya Tomova in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

The World No.5 outplayed Tomova from the baseline, having more winners in the opening set. It was a close one but won by Sakkari 6-4 in the end.

The second set was another close one but this time around, Sakkari was able to break her twice to win it 6-3.

Maria Sakkari at Wimbledon. Photo: Jimmie48 Photography / WTA.

“I’m just enjoying my game on the grass because there were certain people saying I could never play on the grass, but I believe that I really can because I’m a good mover, I have a good serve,” Sakkari said after the match.

She will now face off against Germany’s Tatjana Maria on Friday in the fourth round. Wimbledon is the only Slam at which Sakkari has yet to make the Round of 16.

Novak Djokovic defeats Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets:

Thanasi Kokkinakis has fallen victim to Novak Djokovic in the second round at Wimbledon in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

Top seed Djokovic took two hours to eliminate Kokkinakis. After the match, the Greek Australian tennis player said he just “wasn’t able to execute.”

“Wasn’t great from my end,” Kokkinakis said. “It was pretty one-way traffic. It was frustrating. But, you know, yeah, got chopped today.”

Despite this loss, the South Australian is now freed up to partner close friend Nick Kyrgios on Thursday in best-of-five-sets doubles action.

Kyrgios is embroiled in Wimbledon controversy after spitting on court in the direction of a crowd heckler on Tuesday – an act which he strongly defended – and for calling a linesperson a “snitch.”

The All England Club is yet to indicate if Kyrgios will be fined.

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