Maria Sakkari bests Petra Kvitova 6-4 2-6 6-3 in the 2nd round in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Sakkari will seek to keep on going in this event against Saisai Zheng or Aryna Sabalenka in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Sakkari clinched the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 5th (2-3) game, The Greek broke back in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (6-4) game before winning the set 6-4.

Kvitova was not able to offer any resistance in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-4 to 6-4).

2nd set.

Kvitova had a pretty good kick start of the set after breaking Sakkari in the 1st game (1-0). Kvitova managed to strengthen her lead after breaking the Greek in the 5th (4-1) game before winning the set (6-2).

3rd set.

The Greek conquered the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 3rd (1-2) game, The Greek broke back in the 4th (2-2) and in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set 6-3.

Statistics

At the end of the match, Sakkari scored 95 points vs. Kvitova’s 90 points.

The Greek won this match even if she was not so effective in converting her break points as she converted only 44% (4/9). On the other side, Kvitova was struggling in finding the solution in converting her break points since she converted only 40% of her break points (4/10). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this encounter, the head to head between Sakkari and Kvitova is 2-1 for Maria.

1st
Sakkari
Kvitova
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Sakkari
Kvitova
2-6
2
6
2
5
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
3rd
Sakkari
Kvitova
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0

Next Match: Maria Sakkari vs. Saisai Zheng or Aryna Sabalenka – H2H and stats

Sakkari will compete against either Saisai Zheng or Aryna Sabalenka in the 3rd round. The head to head is 1-2 vs. Saisai Zheng and 0-0 vs. Aryna Sabalenka.

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