Unfortunately, Maria Sakkari did not make it and was blocked at its premiere at the Tianjin Open in China. The Greek tennis player, with No. 8 on the Tianjin Open and No. 43 in the world, lost to 22-year-old British Katie Boulter with 7-6(4), 6-3 in the first round of the China tournament, after 1 hour and 46 minutes of play, losing the chance to move forward.
One more tournament remains for the 23-year-old top Greek player until the end of her season. This will be in Luxembourg next week and the BGL Luxembourg Open.