INDIAN WELLS/WASHINGTON, March 21, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Through the first nearly-three months of the 2022 season, Iga Swiatek has arguably been the most dominant player on the WTA Tour. After all, she’s already won 20 hard-court matches – including […]
INDIAN WELLS/WASHINGTON, March 19, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 4 Iga Swiatek of Poland is undefeated this year at WTA 1000 events. So, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that her latest victory, a straight-set semifinal […]
INDIAN WELLS/WASHINGTON, March 18, 2022 (by Michael Dickens) Greece’s Maria Sakkari is no stranger to playing quarterfinal-round matches in tournaments where the stakes are big. Although the World No. 6 was appearing in just her first BNP Paribas Open final […]
OSTRAVA/WASHINGTON, September 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit was unstoppable this week in Ostrava. She didn’t lose a single set en route to knocking out three of the top four seeds at the WTA 500 J&T Banka Ostrava […]
WASHINGTON, September 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Poland’s Iga Swiatek hadn’t competed in a semifinal since winning the Rome title in May, while Maria Sakkari of Greece had become a very familiar fixture, reaching the last four six times this […]
PARIS, June 9, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) Twenty-five-year-old Maria Sakkari continued to make history in Paris following a remarkable straight-set victory over French Open defending champion Iga Swiatek on Wednesday. It ended the 20-year-old Swiatek’s 22-set winning streak at the clay-court major. […]
MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Maria Sakkari arguably played the best 69 minutes of tennis in her professional career. The rising Greek star, seeded 23rd, ended the 23-match winning streak of World No. 2 Naomi Osaka at the […]
MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 30, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Maria Sakkari saved six – yes, six! – match points on the way to a very heartfelt and satisfying 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (6) victory over Jessica Pegula that earned her a well-deserved quarterfinal […]
WASHINGTON, January 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Blink your eyes and you might have missed a brilliant semifinal performance given by Aryna Sabalenka Tuesday afternoon against Maria Sakkari in Abu Dhabi. It was complete, filled with just the right mixture of power […]
WASHINGTON, January 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For one set, Sofia Kenin played like a World No. 4 during her quarterfinal match against 22nd-ranked Maria Sakkari in the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open Monday. She took advantage of her opponent’s weaknesses […]
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