The Greek champion managed to qualify for the semi-finals of the Grand Prix De SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem tournament, held in Rabat, Morocco, excluding Elise Mertens, No. 1 on the board and No. 18 in the world.
Sakkari made an excellent appearance, winning with 6-4, 7-6 (2) her Belgian rival. Mertens was the favorite of the game and was aiming for the repeat of last year’s triumph where she won the tournament.
.@mariasakkari upsets Mertens, 6-4, 7-6(2)!
— WTA (@WTA) May 2, 2019
In the semifinal, Sakkari will be faced with another Belgian, Alison Van Uytvanck, who has ruled Ysaline Bonaventure in the previous quarterfinal.
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