Maria Sakkari

Born Jul 25, 1995
Nationality Greece Greece
Nickname Maria

Maria Sakkari is a female professional tennis player who was born on July 25, 1995 in Athens, Greece. The right-handed Greek is currently coached by Thomas Johansson, and started playing tennis when she was 6 years old – after her parents introduced her to the sport. Her mom, Angeliki, used to played on WTA as well.

Sakkari started playing on the ITF Circuit in 2010, and played in the WTA qualifying event in 2012. It was in 2015 that Sakkari was able to make her debut at the 2015 US Open. Since then, she has continued to improve and rise through the ranks.

In 2017, Sakkari was able to reach her second-consecutive Top 100 finish. During this year, she finished at No. 52, which is considered as the highest year-end finished achieved by a Greek since 2007 by Danililidou. Sakkari is also known as the only Greek player to record a Top 100 finish within the past seven years. In addition, this was the year that she was able to reach the third round of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. She managed to defeat Kiki Bertens but was soon eliminated by Venus Williams.

Sakkari went on to play her first Premier WTA Finals at the 2018 Silicon Valley Classic. While she lost all her matches at grass-court season, her WTA final appearance improved her ranking at world number 31 in August 2018.

To date, Sakkari has a career record of 282 victories and 194 losses. She has 1 WTA title and has 7 ITF Circuit titles to her name. The highest rank that Sakkari has reached was at No. 29 in May 2019, which is also her current world ranking. She also has not won any Grand Slam titles. Her third round appearances in 2017 are the farthest that she has reached so far.

Achievements:

• 282–194 (59.2%) career record – singles• 1 Women’s Tennis Association career titles - singles• 7 International Tennis Federation career titles – singles• 47–34 (58.0%) career record - doubles• 5 International Tennis Federation career titles – doubles

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