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.
Sakk ATTACK 💥No.17 seed Maria Sakkari breaks Iga Swiatek’s consecutive sets won streak at ⓶⓶, taking the first 6-4. #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Kvzbi7qXxw— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2021
Sakk ATTACK 💥No.17 seed Maria Sakkari breaks Iga Swiatek’s consecutive sets won streak at ⓶⓶, taking the first 6-4. #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Kvzbi7qXxw
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.