|Maria Sakkari Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||July 25, 1995|
Maria Sakkari is a Greek professional tennis player who had reached the 4th round of both the 2020 Australian Open and the 2020 US Open. She has also reached the 3rd round of the French Open (2018, 2020) and Wimbledon (2017, 2019). In February 2020, she had broken into the ‘Top 20’ of the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) singles rankings. She had won her first singles title on the WTA Tour, at the 2019 Morocco Open.
Athens, Attica, Central Greece, Greece
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Konstantinos Sakkaris
- Mother – Angelikí Kanellopoúlou (Former Professional Tennis Player)
- Siblings – Yannis Sakkaris (Brother), Amanda Sakkaris (Sister)
She is represented by StarWing Sports, Boutique Sports Talent Management and PR Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Maria has dated –
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (2019) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Greek descent.
- Toned physique
- Long, dense, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
Maria has been sponsored by –
- Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Maria Sakkari Favorite Things
- Tennis Players/Role Models – Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
- Tennis Shot – Serve
- Tennis Surfaces – Hard, Clay
Maria Sakkari Facts
- Maria, the daughter of a former ‘Top 50’ professional tennis player, was introduced to the sport by her parents when she was just 6 years old. She had relocated to Barcelona at the age of 18 to access better training facilities.
- In the 2020 WTA tennis season, she had recorded 144 aces (legal, point-winning serves that are not touched by the receiver) in just 31 matches putting her 6th in the overall standings for that metric in that season.
- At the 2016 Australian Open, she had qualified for the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, just a year after turning pro. She went on to win her 1st round match and interestingly, this first Grand Slam match win was also her first win on the WTA Tour.
- Her 2018 WTA season had gotten off to the worst possible start as she crashed to 1st-round losses in the first 4 tournaments that she participated in – the Shenzhen Open, the Australian Open, the St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy, and the Qatar Open. The situation worsened when she did not even make it to the main draw of the Dubai Tennis Championships, her next tournament. She would heave a sigh of relief when she won her first match of the season at the 2018 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, in February.
- Later that year, at the US Open, she was seeded (provided a preliminary ranking to determine the draw) for the first time at a Grand Slam. She was seeded 32nd, the last of the 32 seeds in a field of 128 players in the main draw.
- At the 2020 Cincinnati Open, she had secured perhaps the biggest win of her career when she defeated her childhood hero Serena Williams in 3 sets in the 3rd round. At the same tournament, in 2019, she had defeated 2 ‘Top 10’ ranked players in successive matches.
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