Sakkari, in the second round for the first time against Serna or Stephens

The Greek tennis player Maria sakkari, fifteenth seed, reached her first round of 16 at the United States Open this Saturday, beating the American in two sets, 6-3 and 6-1 Amanda anisimova, twenty-second seed.

Sakkari, 25, who is playing the Open for the sixth time, imposed consistency from the beginning of the match against an opponent who was very weak with serve. He committed four double faults and was fragile in the exchanges.

The Greek tennis player, number 22 in the WTA rankings, only needed 55 minutes to win, in what was the first duel between the two players as professionals.

Sakkari finished the game with four aces and two double faults, with a single break given by five of eight opportunities he made to Anisimova.

She also landed 11 winners against just eight unforced errors, compared to 4 and 28, respectively, by the 19-year-old American teenager, who is ranked 28th in the world rankings.

Sakkari will have as his next rival the winner of the match that the American champions will play this Saturday Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens.

If the duel is against Williams, the third seed, both have shared a win, after the Greek tennis player beat her last week on the same courts of Flushing Meadows during the Cincinnati Premier 5 tournament, which was played in New York, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While playing 26-seeded Stephens, it would be the first duel between the two as professionals.