French Open 2022: fourth seed Maria Sakkari eliminated in the second round | Tennis News



BETTING: Greek fourth seed Maria Sakkari crashed out in the second round of French Open on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4) to Czech world number 81 Karolina Muchova.
Sakkari, a 2021 Roland Garros semi-finalist, is the fifth top-10 female seed to lose in the first four days at Roland Garros.
Muchova tied her third-round run from 12 months ago and will next face 27th seed Amanda Anisimova, who reached the last four in Paris three years ago.
“She’s very special, she’s an amazing player. It was a big fight, a bit of a test and a challenge for me and I’m glad I took it the way I did,” Muchova said. .
The 25-year-old reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open last year and the last eight for the second time at Wimbledon, but is only playing her fourth tournament since the US Open after struggling against a abdominal injury.
“It’s an incredible feeling that I can play fully again.”


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