The Greek champion was the big favorite in yesterday’s match against Vitalia Diatchenko and though she struggled hard in the end she confirmed her superiority by beating 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3. The Russian with the help of her compatriots surprised Sakkari in the beginning and easily got the first set but the Greek had the answer. It took some luck to come back from 5-2 in the third set and qualify for the next round.
There she will meet one of Alizé Cornet or Jelena Ostapenko, who are facing each other today.
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