Maria Sakkari opened her Australian Open campaign with a win against Germany’s Tatjana Maria on Monday.

The No.5 seed defeated the German 6-4, 7-6(2) in the first match of the event on Rod Laver Arena.

It took Sakkari 106 minutes to beat Maria, as she dominated the match, capitalising on a double fault at 4-4 in first to take the set, before Maria broke with three break points in the second set, before the Greek won the tiebreak.


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