Maria Sakkari Sweeps Through to the Fourth Round of Australian Open

Greek tennis champion Maria Sakkari reached the second week of a major tournament for the first time in her young career, dispatching 2015 semifinalist Madison Keys to advance into the fourth round of the Australian Open in straight sets.

Sakkari, who was playing in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the eighth time in her career, finally broke through in emphatic fashion, booking a Round of 16 clash with 2019 runner-up Petra Kvitova after playing one hour and 15 minutes on Margaret Court Arena.

“I have been struggling a lot at every Grand Slam,” Sakkari said during her on-court interview after the match. “I was getting stuck at the third round, so I’m so happy to be through to the fourth round! It was a great day for me, and a great crowd.”