US Open 2022: A day after Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas was knocked out in the first round of men’s singles, his compatriot Maria Sakkari, who reached the semifinals in New York last year, has a place in the second round. female singles.
US Open 2022: Another top seed falls as Maria Sakkari is knocked down in round 2 (AP Photo)
- Maria Sakkari lost to Wang Xiyu of China in 3 matches in round 2
- Sakkari reached the semi-finals of the US Open last year
- Ons Jabeur has scored her 40th win of the season
A day later Greek superstar and seed 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas is defeated In the first round of men’s singles at the US Open 2022, his compatriot and the third seed of women’s singles Maria Sakkari got the door to the second round.
After defending champion Emma Raducanu, Maria Sakkari was part of the big disappointment at the 2022 US Open when she lost to Chinese champion Wang Xiyu 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Wednesday. Wednesday, August 31.
Sakkari, who reached the semifinals in New York last year, took an early lead and led a set before being beaten by a series of unwarranted errors as Wang took his first career win single-handedly. racket in the top 10.
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Despite Sakkari’s superior experience, Wang’s heavy hit took the lead in the second set as she led 5-3 before scoring after a double error from Sakkari.
Both players played against each other in the deciding set but it was Wang who lifted her game at key moments, beating Sakkari 6-5 to win and enter for the first time. third round of a Grand Slam.
Earlier in the day, 5th seed Ons Jabeur had a commanding performance to reach the third round of women’s singles at the US Open. Ons, who reached the 2022 Wimbledon final, defeated American Elizabeth Mandlik, daughter of 1985 US Open champion Hana Mandlikova 7-5, 6-2.
Having made good progress in 2022, Ons Jabeur will be determined to make it through to the 3rd round, where she has lost in the last three times of the US Open. Jabeur has every reason to believe she can make it deep into the tournament in New York as she has scored 40 wins this season, coming in second only in women’s singles on the tour behind tennis players. No. 1 in the world Iga Swiatek.
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