Sakkari qualified for the final of Gundalahara, without losing a set!
The Greek champion, who from next Monday (25/9) will be at No. 6 in the world ranking, overcame the competitive decline she presented in the recent past and will claim the trophy in the tournament, against the American, Caroline Dollheid (No. 111 in the world). Sakkari advanced to the final of the tournament without losing a set and is the logical favorite for the title, while Dolheid eliminated her compatriot, Sofia Kenin (No. 53 in the world) 7-5, 6-3, after a hour and 25 minutes. It is worth noting that it is the second consecutive time that Sakkari has qualified for the final of this tournament, as last year she was defeated by the American, Jessica Pegula.
"I said from the first day of the tournament that I felt that this was going to be a good week", Sakkari commented shortly after her qualification and added: "I overcame many obstacles and difficult emotions. I don't want to look back at the US Open because it's in the past, but I'm so happy to be back in the final. I couldn't have asked for anything better. My goal today was to enjoy the race and have fun. Because these are feelings I haven't felt in a long time. And tomorrow, I will have the same goal."
As for the 25-year-old Dollheide, she said: “I feel like this is the biggest win of my career. I am very proud of myself and my team. But the work is not done and I'm looking forward to tomorrow because I've never played in such an important final."