The Greek champion made its debut on the grass of Eastbourne International today. Sakkari had an excellent first appearance for this year on the grass, as Jessica Pegula had enough of her strength with 6-2, 6-1. Maria managed to secure a seat for the second round of the tournament in less than an hour of play.
The Greek tennis player made 13 effortless blunders and had 21 winners without being threatened with a break point. He secured 6 Aces and won 21 of 24 points in their first serve and 8 out of 14 in the second. He preceded 2-0, making a break in the 7th game, to “escape” with 5-2 and conquer the first set with 6-2.
In the second round of Eastbourne International, Sakkari will confront Johanna Konta in a fairly tough fight as the 28-year-old is considered one of the best British tennis players. The match is expected to take place on Tuesday 25/06 on Eastbourne International grass.
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