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Maria Sakkari upsets Iga Swiatek in French Open quarterfinals


The defending French Open champion is out in the quarterfinals at Roland-Garros.

No.17 Maria Sakkari defeated reigning titleholder Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-4 to secure a spot in her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal. Sakkari snapped Swiatek’s 11-match win streak at the French Open in commanding fashion, winning 83 percent of the points off her first serve.

Sakkari is the first Greek woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. Following the match, Sakkari described the moment as “a dream come true.”

On Thursday, Sakkari will face off against Barbora Krejcikova in the French Open semifinal.