The Greek champion was defeated 6-3, 6-4 by Aryna Sabalenka in her group debut in the WTA Elite Trophy that began today in Zhuhai, China.
In her first appearance at the event, Sakkari appeared rather anxious and failed to oppose any threat to her Belarusian opponent.
Recall that the 12 athletes have been divided into 4 groups with the first of each group qualifying in the semifinals of the competition. Elise Mertens completes the trio in Sakrari’s group and will be her next opponent.
Kiki Bertens is currently competing against Donna Vekić, while the program of the day is closing with a clash between Madison Keys and Zheng Saisai.
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