Maria Sakkari is a professional tennis player from Greek. Sakkari has a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of currently No. 22 in the world. She made her professional Grand Slam debut at the 2015 US Open and faced a loss against Wang Qiang. On 24 February 2020, Sakkari reached her career-high singles ranking of No. 20. She achieved her best WTA doubles ranking of No. 169 on 9 September 2019. At the 2019 Morocco Open, Sakkari defeated Johanna Konta in the final and won one singles title on the WTA tour. She was the semifinalist of the 2017 Wuhan Open, defeating Caroline Wozniacki.
Sakkari at Italian Open reached the Premier 5 semifinal where she defeated Petra Kvitová. She reached the round of 16 at the US Open and Australian Open, which is her remarkably best Grand Slam performances. She served 144 aces in 31 matches which are the sixth most aces of any player in 2020.
She played strongly on the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, at the Australian Open reaching round of 16. En route, she defeated Margarita Gasparyan in the first round, in the second round she performed better than Nao Hibino and following her win over Madison Keys. But unfortunately, Sakkari was defeated in the round of 16 in three sets by Petra Kvitová.
Maria Sakkari Net Worth
According to sources, Maria Sakkari has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million for the year 2020. She has made her net worth by winning cash prizes and various titles. She also earns money from her endorsement deals.
Maria Sakkari under Quarantine
The Australian Open press disclosed on Saturday night that, the coach of 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Canadian Sylvain Bruneau tested positive for Covid-19.
Maria boarded the charter flight from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi . A total of 64 people boarded the flight, including Marta Kostyuk, Bianca Andreescu, Angelique Kerber, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ons Jabeur, and Belinda Bencic.
All the passengers on the flight are in hotel quarantine and the positive case was sent to one of Melbourne’s health hotels. The players are now not allowed to leave their rooms and practice for next two weeks, besides on the exercise bikes the Australian Open delivered to their rooms.
Mr. Bruneau tweeted: “I also respected and followed all COVID protocols and guidelines while in the Middle East. I have no idea how I might have contracted this virus.
“I am extremely saddened and sorry for the consequences now on everyone’s shoulders sharing my flight.
“The rest of my team is negative, and I sincerely hope that any further disruption is kept to a minimum.”
Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia CEO said:
“There is a difficulty because there are events leading in and those players to be ready to play those events it is going to be extremely difficult. We need to what we can do as best as we can for those players by providing exercise equipment in their rooms. “We will do that over the course of today and then keep monitoring the situation,”.
Maria Sakkari’s Formative Years
Maria Sakari was born on the 25th of July in year 1995 in Athens, Greece. She was born to her mother Angelikí Kanellopoúlou, an erstwhile top 50 tennis player, and father Konstantinos Sakkaris. She has a brother named Yannis and a sister named Amanda. She currently lives in Monte Carlo. She was introduced to tennis by her parents at the age of 6 and at the age of 18 migrated to Barcelona in order to receive training.
Dating Stefanos Tsitsipas
The Greek tennis player is currently dating Stefanos Tsitsipas who is also a Greek tennis player and has a World ranking of No.5. They started dating in 2018.
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