Wimbledon 2022: Maria Sakkari faces shock defeat to Germany’s Tatjana Maria in third round

Wimbledon 2022: Maria Sakkari has been knocked out of the grass-court tournament after losing in straight sets to Tatjana Maria.

Maria Sakkari of Greece. Courtesy: AP

Maria Sakkari of Greece. Courtesy: AP

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Maria Sakkari lost 3-6, 5-7 to Tatjana
  • Tatjana Maria has won 6 sets in a row
  • Tatjana won 3 out of 5 break points against Sakkari

5th seed Maria Sakkari has been knocked out of Wimbledon 2022 after she lost 3-6, 5-7 to Tatjana Maria of Germany on Friday, July 1. On Court 2, the 26-year-old star from Greece looked out of sorts in the first set and lost it without much of a fight.

In the second set, Sakkari brought forth all her experience and took a 4-2 lead. However, Tatjana didn’t throw in the towel and took her opponent by the scruff of her neck.

In the final game, Sakkari tried to hold on and take the match into a tie-breaker. But after saving one match point, she ran out of luck.

Sakkari made as many as six double faults, which led to her downfall. She could convert only one of her seven break points against Tatjana. The 34-year-old Tatjana won three out of five break points against Sakkari, who was deemed as the favourite to win the game.

Earlier, Tatjana defeated Romania’s Sorana Cirstea and Australia’s Astra Sharma. She started the tournament with a defeat in the first set against Sharma, but has won six sets from there on.

ONS JABEUR ADVANCES

In another match, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur made her way to the fourth round of the grass-court tournament at SW19. The Arab star defeated France’s Diane Perry in straight sets. Jabuer was clinical throughout the match and hardly allowed her opponent to make a comeback.

Jabeur will play her Round of 16 match against an undecided opponent on Sunday, July 3. Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko, in the meantime, has been knocked out of the championship.

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