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Old Jul 29th, 2014, 05:02 PM   #121
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Maria in such great form atm.
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Old Aug 7th, 2014, 04:42 AM   #122
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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 :
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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
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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
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Huge crowds for a $10K

*Pic from the winner Sakkari made to win the final

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Old Aug 7th, 2014, 04:44 AM   #123
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Another 10K Finland:
R1 d. (Q) Daria Ponomareva RUS (NR) 6-0 6-0
R2 d. Laura Gulbe LAT (#1221) 6-0 6-0
QF d. (8) Diana Bogoliy UKR (#904) 6-3 6-3
SF d. Eveliina Virtanen SWE (NR) 7-6(2) 6-2
F l. to (4) Emma Laine FIN (#786, former top 50) 3-6 7-5 0-6
Too bad that she couldn't win it all, but she must have been tired. She wasn't losing games the first two matches and then played opponents with similar rankings and was losing more games. Also in the final I expected her to lose since she was playing a former top 50 player from Finland in Finland. The third set bagel just shows probably how tired she was

Maria also played doubles but lost the final 4-6 6-7(2) to (2) Bogoliy UKR/Laine FIN. Not a bad loss once again since she played Laine and must have been tired obviously. I wonder if she would've had more energy for singles if she skipped doubles this week (the doubles final was played the day before the singles final)

Anyways, Maria is up to another career-high, 298!
She has won 43 of her last 49 singles matches
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From 25K Poland:


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25K Russia:
R1 d. (WC) Viktoriia Fedorova RUS (NR) 6-0 6-0
R2 l. to (Q) Maria Marfutina RUS (#570) 4-6 0-2 ret.
She also withdrew from her next two tournaments, a 25K in Romania and a 25K in the Netherlands
Hopefully the injury is not too serious, because she is also scheduled to play a 25K in Bulgaria the week of 8 September

Get well soon, Maria!


EDIT-She's at a new career-high again, 289 this week!
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Re: Following the Family Tradition: Maria Sakkari

The injury must be really bad because she withdrew from the Bulgarian 25K but now she's on the list for the 10K in Spain the week of 15 September so hopefully she can be healthy enough to play in that one
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Lisicki. Paszek. Vesnina. Pavlyuchenkova. Cornet.
Stephens. Oudin. King. Vandeweghe. McHale.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
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