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SCARI 1-2: After a great fight, Maria reached the fourth round of the Madrid Open

SCARI 1-2: After a great fight, Maria reached the fourth round of the Madrid Open

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Maria Sakkari, of Greece, reacts during the women’s singles final against Iga Swiatek of Poland, at the BNP Paribas Tennis Open on Sunday, March 20, 2022, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Maria Sakkari found herself a set down, but prevailed 2-1 over Rebecca Massarova and managed to advance to the fourth round of the Madrid Open.


In a match where nothing went her way, Maria Sakkari managed to find a way to beat Masarova 2-1 and advance to the fourth round of the Madrid Open where she will face Paula. Bandosa (No. 42).

Masarova showed up excellently, making it difficult to get to rank 9 in the world rankings, but Sakkari, showing her fighting face, managed to pull off another upset in 2023.

the match: It’s clear that Maria Sakkari has not been on the best of days and has had many problems with the games that have served her. It is characteristic that in each of them in the first set Masarova reached her breaking point.

Finally, the world number 74 reached a break in the sixth game to lead 4-2 and then held serve to end the set 6-3.

Scarry was constantly looking for solutions, because many of the things she tried didn’t work, so she looked to where Tom Hale was sitting. In turn, he asked her to become more aggressive in her game.

Sak broke back to go up 3-1, then held serve at 4-1. Masarova didn’t give up and took the break in the eighth game at 5-3, but Sakkari countered with the same coin and then held serve to make it 1-1 at 6-3.

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In the third set, Maria Sakkari got off to a perfect start after breaking Masarova’s serve and then held serve to go up 2-0. Then came another break from the 27-year-old Greek to lead 4-1.

Masarova managed to get one break to make it 4-2 and then held serve despite Sakkari pressing 4-3. There, Al-Saqari showed his composure and managed to clinch the match twice in a row and qualify.