Maria Sakkari clinched Greece’s spot in the United Cup quarter-finals after beating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 7-6 (2), 6-3 in Sydney on Wednesday.
It was Sakkari’s (ranked 9th in the WTA) 3rd straight win against the winner of the 2021 US Open.

Earlier, World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas had made a successful start to his 2024 singles campaign when he defeated Steven Diez 6-2, 6-3 to give Greece a 1-0 lead over Canada.

Asked about the strong Greek support he received, Tsitsipas said, “Athens, Sydney, it doesn’t make much difference right now. I am out here enjoying playing tennis. There is a lot of blue and white around the stadium, which happen to be my favorite colors.”

“Today was a good summary of how aggressive I can be. I’m always seeking extra credibility in my game and whatever I can add to my game I am always willing and open-minded.”

“I always have a lot of energy when I’m playing in Australia, which keeps my blood pumping.”