Re: Following the Family Tradition: Maria Sakkari
Maria is the top seed at this week's 10K in Finland
R1 d. (WC) Nanette Nylund FIN (NR) 6-0 6-0
R2 d. Alina Silich RUS (#851) 6-1 6-2
QF vs. (6) Liubov Vasilyeva RUS (#722)
Also the top seed in doubles with Nancarrow (AUS). They beat a Finnish WC team 6-1 6-1 in R1 and then another Finnish WC team 6-0 6-0 in QF
SF vs. Czarnik POL/Lysakova RUS
And she reached a new career-high this week, 309!
EDIT-Just realized she turns 19 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
6-2 6-1 in QF
SF d. (5) Beatrice Cedermark SWE (#723) 6-2 6-4
F d. (4) Anastasia Pivovarova RUS (#709, former top 100) 6-4 7-5
That's a really good win for her, and another title, just awesome
She has also been doing great in doubles
They won the semis 6-1 6-0 and then beat (3) Laine FIN/Pivovarova RUS (both former top 100 players) 6-2 6-3 in the final
Saw these in the tournament thread :
Did not see much of Angelikis matches, she seemed to be a great fighter and used a lot of dropshots, 1st serve ok, 2nd serve not so, FH worked pretty well, quite slightly build girl
Maria Sakkari is destined for at least Top50 IMO, powerful 1st serve, good 2nd serve, hits strong from both sides, moves well and is very athletic, like a new version of Amelie Mauresmo but with 2handed BH
Lets not get too exited when someone is destroying 10K fields. Just three weeks ago Krejcikova (WTA 233) handled her like a used toy
Sure, she has talent and plays bit better than her ranking. But Top 50? There are only handfull of teens that deserve to be mensioned as such. When saying at least Top 50, we are talking of Bencic, Konjuh, Vekic and Ostapenko. Not Sakkari.
Hope you are right though
Huge crowds for a $10K
*Pic from the winner Sakkari made to win the final
Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
I'm obsessed with the Greek players. Deal with it.
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