Re: Wuhan Round 1: M.Sakkari def. Y.Putintseva 16 64 62
With this one, Maria will achieve her new career high ranking next week and finally breaking the Top 70. You can really see her game coming together. No she's not Kvitova or Muguruza, but slowly she's starting to add a little bit more aggression to her game while sustaining the consistency that she has. She's a good mover, doesn't really have any weakness, is an all-court player and of course she's a big fighter. I've always predicted to trajectory upwards to be slow but steady. She's still quite young, I would be surprised if isn't a solid Top 20 player in a few years.
For this match, you could see Poots is the more experienced player in the beginning, just much steadier. But Sakkari's finds ways to win matches and in this case, she found a good balance between aggression and control and she steadily improved as the match went on until the end where she looked completely superior to her opponent. The disparity in potential between these two was evident. No I don't think Sakkari will beat Wozniacki next but give it 5 years, Sakkari will beat everyone.
Last edited by Jonah Leon; Sep 24th, 2017 at 04:34 PM.