Both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari won in their games yesterday and qualified for the next round of the tournaments, they are participating.
The most stresfull qualification was that of Maria, who overcame Tereza Martincová in 3 sets with 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-0. The Greek champion seemed to underestimate her opponent in the beginning, losing the first set very easily. In the second set, the Czech tennis player having a high morale made it very difficult for Maria, who took the set marginally in the tie break. In the third set, Maria was stormy and did not allow her opponent to win a single game, thus leading to the coveted win and qualification.
Next opponent for Maria is Aryna Sabalenka. The pair competed a week ago in the first round of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with the Belarusian emerging victorious. In today’s game, which is expected to start around 17:00 Greek time, Sakari hopes for a different result.
Stefanos Tsitsipas will compete earlier in the afternoon after his win against Pablo Carreño Busta in yesterday’s match with 7-6(1), 6-1.
For the second round, the Greek tennis player will face Kazakh, Alexander Bublik.
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