In front of 11,000 people at the All England Club court n. 1, the Greek champion was called to overcome the stumbling block of British world champion Johanna Konta. Maria Sakkari had very good moments but in the end she bent and did not manage to overtake and to be found in the top 16 Wimbledon athletes for 2017.
22-year-old Greek woman, who became the first player in our country to have passed at Wimbledon’s “32” since 2005 and Lena Daniilidou, paid her bad start in the first game of the first set of the match as she did not work well with Konta’s aggressive returns bring the break.
Then the British made a very good serve and preceded 2-0 to stay in front of the entire 1st set. Maria could make a difference if she took advantage of some of the 2 chances he had when he was ahead with 4-3, 15-40 in the 8th game.
It did not succeed and the 26-year-old Briton kept her service after a long-term game, to reach 5-3. Shortly afterwards he served successfully to win the set, which he took 6-4.
In the second set, the most crucial game as the game progressed was the first one in which Maria had preceded 30-0 and had 3 lost game points but failed to win and suffered a critical break.
Unleashed by stress and now showing the match exactly where she wanted it, Konta relied on the good of the service and with enough comfort in the game she made a new break to “escape” with 4-0. The only thing the young Greek managed to do was to reduce to 4-1, before Konta made a 3rd break to close this set in 7 games, after 76 minutes of a total match.
Konta will be for the first time in the second week of Grand Slam of her home country and will face Caroline Garcia for a place in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. Garcia won Madison Brengle earlier, 6-4, 6-3.
As for Sakkari, she farewell to Wimbledon with her head high after her fantastic week, winning 2 of her 5 wins against Top 50 players this week, excluding Wimbledon Katerina Siniakova (6-3, 6-4) and Kristyna Pliskova (6-7, 6-4, 6-4). Pliskova even reached a huge overturn as he was back with 1-4 in the 2nd set and saved 2 break points to avoid 1-5.
Wimbledon’s third round of Wimbledon, which was second in the Grand Slam tournament this year after the Australian Open, where it was also in the third round, is expected to give it 90 points, thanks to which it will win 9 seats and Will return to the Top 100 of the World Ranking and No. 92.