Longevity of Sakkari: Two years inside WTA Top 10 with only Swiatek and Sabalenka having longer stint

Friday, 29 September 2023 at 02:00
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Greece’s tennis star Maria Sakkari continues her run in the WTA top-10 rankings.
The 28-year-old is currently taking part in the Tokyo Open where she has already booked her place in the quarterfinal after defeating Japan’s Misaki Doi in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 6-1.
Those are the kind of performances that have kept Sakkari in the top-10 players list for two years now. She is currently placed in the sixth position.
Only the likes of the current world number one Aryna Sabalenka and the former world number one Poland’s Iga Swiatek have longer stints in the top 10 amongst the active women players.
Sakkari will be hoping to continue her winning run when she will face France's Caroline Garcia in the semifinal on Friday.
Regardless of whatever happens in the ongoing competition, Sakkari will not be pleased with her overall performance in 2023.
The Athens-born played in the main round of all Grand Slams but failed to qualify for the quarterfinal or beyond in any of the competitions.
Her most impressive outing in a major event this year was in the Australian Open where she was knocked out from the third round after losing to Zhu Lin of China with a score of 7-6, 1-6, 6-4.

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