Sakari's classy victory speech "I know you played with my mom, I know you were a lot better than her" thanks Gabriela Sabatini

Monday, 25 September 2023 at 01:00
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Greece’s tennis star Maria Sakkari has thanked the 1990 US Open winner Gabriela Sabatini for attending the final of the Guadalajara Open.
The 28-year-old defeated America’s Caroline Dolehide to clinch her second WTA title in straight sets with a score of 7-5, 6-3.
After the match, Sakkari thanked Sabatini who played with her mother Angeliki Kanellopolou in the 1980s.
"Gabi, thank you for being here today,” she said. "I know you played with my mom, I know you were a lot better than her, but she admires you a lot. She always spoke very highly of you.
"You’re a person that she looked up to and thank you for being here it was a huge inspiration having you on the courtside today.”
Sakkari further went on to further praise the performance of her opponent on the night and throughout the competition.
"I want to congratulate Caro,” she said. “I mean I’ve known you for so many years. You’ve put in the work as you said… with your coach, with your team.
"I always knew you had an amazing game, it was about time for it to click and you know it happened this week. You have so many opportunities to come up and this is just the beginning."

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