|Full Name||Maria Sakkari|
|Date of Birth||July 25, 1995|
|Birth Place||Athens, Greece|
|Family||Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Kostas Sakkaris|
Maria Sakkari About
Maria Sakkari is a Greek professional tennis player. She has been ranked as high as world No. 3 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), which she first achieved on 21 March 2022, making her the highest-ranked Greek player in history alongside Stefanos Tsitsipas. Her career-best doubles ranking is world No. 169, achieved on 9 September 2019. Sakkari has won one singles title on the WTA Tour at the 2019 Morocco Open, where she defeated Johanna Konta in the final. She was also a semifinalist at the 2017 Wuhan Open, where she defeated Caroline Wozniacki en route, her first top-10 win. In 2019, she reached another Premier 5 semifinal at the Italian Open where she defeated, among other players, Petra Kvitová.
Best finish at each of the four Grand Slams:
Australian Open: 4R (2020,2022)
French Open: SF (2021)
Wimbledon: 3R (2017,2019,2022)
US Open: SF (2021)
Style of play, strengths and weaknesses
Sakkari is known for her aggressive, all-court style of play, centered around her strong serve and powerful groundstrokes. She served the sixth most aces of any WTA player in 2020, with 144 aces served in 31 matches As a child, Sakkari looked up to Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.
Sakkari was born on 25 July 1995 to mother Angelikí Kanellopoúlou, a former top-50 tennis player, and father Konstantinos Sakkaris, in Athens. She has two siblings: brother Yannis and sister Amanda. Her grandfather Dimitris Kanellopoulos was also professional tennis player. She was introduced to tennis by her parents at age 6 and moved to Barcelona at age 18 in order to train. She has said that her favorite surfaces are hard and clay and that her favorite shot is the serve
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