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Maria Sakkari knocks out Kenin to reach maiden major quarter-final in French Open

Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari knocked out American fourth seed Sofia Kenin, the highest remaining women’s seed, from the French Open on Monday with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.​

It is the first Greek female tennis player to reach this position in Roland Garros or any other Grand Slam, cheer Greek media.

“Today, I was ready for a battle.I came, I Played, I won,” the proud winner told media and thanked all Greeks for their support.”

 
And not only!

A wasteful Kenin, who reached last year’s final at Roland Garros, managed to hold just two service games and cut a frustrated figure on the Suzanne Lenglen court, constantly muttering to herself but unable to solve her problems, noted reuters.

Sakkari, the 17th seed, had lost both her previous matches in majors against the 2020 Australian Open winner, and will meet either Polish defending champion Iga Swiatek or unseeded world No.81 Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine for a place in the semi-finals.

 

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