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Fourth seed Kenin dumped out of French Open by Sakkari


Greece’s Maria Sakkari celebrates after winning against Sofia Kenin of the US at the end of their women’s singles fourth round tennis match on Day 9 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris June 7, 2021. — AFP pic
Greece’s Maria Sakkari celebrates after winning against Sofia Kenin of the US at the end of their women’s singles fourth round tennis match on Day 9 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris June 7, 2021. — AFP pic

PARIS, June 7 — Greece’s Maria Sakkari demolished last year’s French Open runner-up Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-3 today to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time.

The world number 18 needed just 68 minutes to defeat the fourth-seeded American and set up a clash with either reigning champion Iga Swiatek or Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk for a place in the last four. — AFP



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