Sakkari in the Bett1 Open quarterfinals
The decisive moment of the match took place in the 11th game of the second set, when Sakkari made a break in her opponent, led 6-5 and easily holding her serve reached 7-5 without a problem and the qualifying victory, after 91 minutes match.
The strength of the Greek champion was her service (38/48 points), as she received just one break from Saville, former Gavrilova.
Sakkari (No. 2 on the Berlin board) played a great game, perhaps her best this year on the grass, forcing Saville in the first set to score just 13 points.
Her next opponent on the way to the semifinals will be on Friday (17/6), once again this year, the Russian Daria Kasatkina (No. 6 on the board of the tournament), who earlier today had eliminated Ekaterina Alexandrova with a reversal (5 -7, 6-1, 6-1).
Tradition is not on Sakkari's side, since the four times the two athletes faced each other, Kasatkina emerged as the winner. However, all these games took place on clay surfaces while this will be held on a grass field, where Sakkari looks very strong at the moment.
Meanwhile, in related news, Polý sýntoma olokliróthike i parousía tou Stéfanou Tsitsipá sto tournouá tou Chále tis Germanías, kathós apokleístike mólis sto 2o gýro apó ton Nik Kýrgio, gnorízontas tin ítta me 2-1 set (7-5 2-6, 4-6) stin «Owl Arena», se énan agóna pou krátise 2 óres kai 5 leptá. O Ellinoafstralós protathlitís, pántos, mílise me ta kalýtera lógia gia ton Tsitsipá: «O Stef eínai sígoura énas apó tous kalýterous ston kósmo aftí ti stigmí kai tha échei spoudaía apotelésmata sto méllon kai eímai sígouros tha kerdísei pollá, pollá Grand Slams. Den xéro an boró na po to ídio kai gia ména allá eímai charoúmenos pou boró akóma na apodóso se tóso ypsiló epípedo. Eínai i apódeixi tou póso sklirá doulévo ótan den paízo», tónise schetiká o Kýrgios.
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The presence of Stefanos Tsitsipas in the tournament of Halle, Germany, ended very soon, as he was eliminated in the 2nd round by Nick Kyrgios, knowing the defeat with 2-1 sets (7-5 2-6, 4-6) at the Owl Arena », In a match that lasted 2 hours and 5 minutes. The Greek-Australian champion, however, spoke with the best words about Tsitsipas:
"Steph is definitely one of the best in the world right now and he will have great results in the future and I am sure he will win many, many Grand Slams. I do not know if I can say the same for myself but I'm glad I can still perform at such a high level. "It is the proof of how hard I work when I am not playing", Kyrgios stressed in this regard.