The draw was difficult from the beginning for the Greek champion, who was called to face Naomi Osaka, the No. 4 in the world rankings, in her opener for 2020.
However, Sakkari appeared without stress and on equal terms claimed the qualification for the next phase of Brisbane International. He even showed top player characteristics in the second set, which she won in the tie break.
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