Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari defeated Czech Petra Kvitova 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the Indian Wells quarterfinals after 2h17min of play. In this way, the 7th in the world will meet Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus in the semi-finals.
Mary Sakkari he had a good 2022, got into the Top 3 and achieved great results. Last season, he was unable to win titles, but played in the finals M1000 from Indian Wells and Guadalajara, WTA 500 St. Petersburg and Parma WTA 250. In addition, he reached the semi-finals in Doha, Berlin And inside WTA finals. His 2023 began in the third round Australian Opensemi-finals in Linz and Dohaand loss in Dubai. In Indian Wells eliminated Shelby Rogers, Anhelina Kalinina and Karolina Pliskova.
Peter Kvitov He left behind a good season, achieved positive weeks and tried to return to his best version. Last season he became the champion WTA 250, Eastbourne. In addition, he made it to the finals WTA 1000 in Cincinnati. In addition, he reached the quarterfinals WTA Dubai, Miami Open and Ostrava. His year 2023 started with rooms Adelaide 2another round in Australian Open, eighth in Doha and Dubai. In Indian Wells exceeded Elizabeth Mandlik, Jelena Ostapenko and Jessica Pegula.
Sugar moves from less to more
Maria Sakkari and Petra Kvitova met in the quarterfinals Indian Wells.
The start of the match was everything for the Czech Republic, finding solid returns to give them an early break. Then both defended their service stations without a tremor. In the seventh game, Petra sped up again and got another break. Although Sakkari recovered from the break, Kvitova quickly flashed weapons to get ahead 6-4 in 41 minutes.
Fired, loose and very accurate, the Czech gave the match another blow and got another break to guide his victory. However, the Greek improved his shots, became combative, took risks and recovered to level the scores. After several games without movement, Sakkari was able to attack, break and block aggressively 7-5 in 59 minutes.
In the decisive set, the Greek was already much more settled in the match, a few meters on the court, took the initiative and constantly hurt with his shots. With two consecutive breaks, Sakkari took a big win 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 after 2h17.