Maria Sakkari will be called up to face world No. 13 Aryna Sabalenka in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The Greek champion is now one breath away from the Top 20 in the world rankings with only 5 points separating her from Angelique Kerber, and wants to go as far as possible in the tournament to hopefully enter the first twenty for the first time in her career.
Belarusian Sabalenka is certainly a very tough opponent and the match is highly anticipated. Sakkari is probably in her best season, playing exceptionally well and aiming to win a title.
The game is expected to start today around 18:30 Greek time and will take place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Center main court.
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