The sixth seed of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 from Greece Maria Sakkari stunned the top seed of the tournament Belinda Bencic from Switzerland – 2/6, 6/4, 6/3. The match lasted 2 hours and 8 minutes. Sakkari converted 3 out of 7 break points, while Bencic – 6/10. Belinda aced 2 times and made 8 double faults while Maria – 1 and 8 accordingly.
«I am most proud of the ground strokes for sure and the way I fought and came back after a break down. I am not proud of the way I served but I am very proud of my baseline game», – said Maria on court after the match.
In the next round Maria Sakkari will face the representative from Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina.
You can watch live broadcasting of matches here https://tv.formulatx.com/. The broadcasting is available only in Russia.
The tournament WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020 takes place at “SIBUR ARENA” from 10 to 16 February. The tournament is supported by the title sponsor “Gazprom export”.