Roland Garros 2021: Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek

Since her victory with Marketa Vondrousova in the first round of 2020, Iga Swiatek had struck a series of twenty-two consecutive sets at Roland Garros. She only losing more than four games on two occasions.

The reign of the Polish tennis player, champion also in Rome, however, falls at the foot of the second consecutive semifinal. Maria Sakkari, who in a Grand Slam had never even passed the cut of the fourth round of a Grand Slam, once again touches up the Greece Record.

For the defending champion it is one of the most usual bad days. Sakkari remedies an initial 0-2 disadvantage, cancels a break point at 2-2 and keeps his serve even at 5-4. With an early break, which she guards in a practically perfect way, the Greek tennis player then faces the 6-4 6-4 at the threshold of ninety minutes of play and reaches the surprise Barbora Krejcikova in the semifinals.