Maria Sakkari speaks extremely of Emma Raducanu, Leylah Fernandez

Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari praised Emma Raducanu, 18, and 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez following a disappointing US Open exit. Sakkari, who was enjoying her second Grand Slam semifinal, as soon as once more failed to succeed in her maiden Grand Slam last.

World No. 18 Sakkari entered the match because the slight favourite however she stood no probability in opposition to Raducanu because the rising Britisn star received 6-1 6-4. Within the second semifinal, world No. 73 Fernandez stunned No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka.

“I imply, it is large what she has achieved. They’re each younger. They play fearless. They don’t have anything to lose enjoying in opposition to us,” Sakkari stated. “However as I stated I’ve to offer credit score to each of them, each of the younger ladies, that they take their probabilities.

They’re on the market combating for that title. Very properly completed to each for getting right here.”

Sakkari impressed with Raducanu’s strategy

World No. 150 Raducanu grew to become the primary participant ever to make a Grand Slam last as a qualifier.

Raducanu has now a complete of 9 matches on the US Open and she or he has but to drop a set at Flushing Meadows. “No. I imply, I’ve performed with gamers, for instance, Kvitova. The ball comes extraordinarily quick. Not prefer it’s a ball that comes very quick and you don’t have any time to react,” Sakkari famous.

“However as I stated earlier, she performs fearless. She completely goes for it. She does the correct factor truly. She goes for it. She has nothing to lose. She’s having fun with herself. “However we had been all absent from the courtroom as of late enjoying in opposition to her.

I noticed Belinda yesterday. I do not wish to communicate for her, however I feel she would agree with me that we didn’t convey our greatest efficiency. “I am unhappy. I am very damaged that I could not make it to my first last as soon as once more. However I am optimistic that it’ll come someday quickly.”

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