Maria Sakkari is a Greek professional tennis player who was introduced to tennis at the age of six years old by her parents. She also had an interest in swimming. Here we go deep diving into an article on here where we will discuss her career, her age, net worth and salary, height, weight, and the latest news. After reading the article, you will have a clear idea about the whole life of the Greek tennis star. Sakkari is a Greek-born tennis player with extraordinary talent and was born on 25th July 1995. She was born to her parents Angeliki Kanellopoulou and Kostas Sakkaris.
|Real Name||Maria Sakkari|
|Birth Place||Athens, Greece.|
|Date of Birth||25th July 1995.|
|Source of Income||Professional tennis player.|
|Age||27 years. (As of 2022).|
|Father Name||Konstantinos Sakkaris.|
|Mother’s name||Angelikí Kanellopoúlou.|
|Siblings||She has two siblings: brother Yannis and sister Amanda.|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches / 172 Cm.|
|Weight||63 Kg / 138.89 Lbs.|
|Body Measurement||33-24-34 ( Inches).|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand).|
|Coach||Thomas Johansson (2017–18)|
Mark Petchey (2018)
Tom Hill (2018– Till Present).
|Prize money||$6,702,048 ( INR 51.25 Cr).|
(92 in all-time in earnings)
|Single Career Record|
|Career record||381–246 (60.8%).|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (21st March 2022).|
|Current ranking||No. 4 (4th April 2022).|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2020, 2022).|
|French Open||SF (2021).|
|Wimbledon||3R (2017, 2019).|
|US Open||SF (2021).|
|Tour Finals||SF (2021).|
|Olympic Games||3R (2021).|
|Doubles Career Results|
|Career record||52–44 (54.2%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 169 (9th September 2019).|
|Current ranking||No. 523 (4th April 2022).|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019, 2020).|
|French Open||1R ( 2019)|
|Wimbledon||2R ( 2019)|
|US Open||2R ( 2019)|
|Relationship||Konstantinos Mitsotakis ( 2020- Till Presents).|
|Net Worth||$ 3 million (INR 22.94 Cr).|
|Last Updated||April 2022.|
She was born on 25th July 1995 to her mother Angelikí Kanellopoúlou, a former top-50 tennis player, and father Konstantinos Sakkaris, in Athens. She has two brothers Yannis and a sister named Amanda. She was introduced by her parents to tennis at age six years old and moved to Barcelona at age eighteen years old for training. She has grown up seeing her favourite players Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. She currently resides in Monte Carlo.
Sakkari started her tennis career at a very early age & made her debut on ITF Circuit in 2010 at $10k ( INR 7.64 lacs) ITF/Mytilini‐GRE and played her first WTA tournament in 2012. She failed to qualify four times till 2015 at the WTA level before making her Grand Slam debut at Us Open.
She started her 2016 by falling in qualifying at Brisbane and Hobart, but then she managed to post her first Grand Slam main draw win against Wang. She then became the first woman from Greece to win a main draw match at a Slam since Daniilidou d. Karolina Pliskova at 2013 Australian Open. In 2016 she reached the first career WTA quarterfinal in Istanbul after qualifying to enter the main draw.
She made the second round at Wimbledon, and after the Championships, she collected a single main draw win in Tashkent. She also played the main draw again at the 2016 Gstaad, New Haven, Tokyo Japan Open. Putintseva, Seoul, Hong Kong. 2017 was her turning point season as she reached the third round at three of the four majors, at the Australian Open Wimbledon and US Open. In 2017, she enjoyed good results on grass, reaching QFs at Nottingham.
She made her first WTA semifinal by beating Caroline Wozniacki In Wuhan. It was her first win over a top 25 and also the biggest victory for a Greek tennis player since August 2005 when Eleni Daniilidou beat then number four Svetlana Kuznetsova in Los Angeles. Sakkari finished the season at No.51 and became the third highest-ranked Greek player, behind her mother, Angeliki Kanellopoulou and Eleni Daniilidou.
In the 2018 Indian Wells, She managed to beat Donna Vekić, & Ashleigh Barty along with CoCo Vandeweghe. She lost in the fourth round against Naomi Osaka. At the Miami Open, & defeated Aleksandra Krunić and Anett Kontaveit. She then reached the third round where she lost to Monica Puig. She started her clay-court season by reaching her first semifinal in 2018 in (Istanbul) where she beat Çağla Büyükakçay, Aleksandra Krunić and Arantxa Rus. and then had her second win against a top-ten player by beating Karolína Plíšková.
On grass court, After that, she lost to Elina Svitolina in the third round. Back in Europe, she only played in one tournament. She played at Kremlin Cup, where in the first round, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat her in three sets. For the first time in her career, she qualified for some year-end championships. At WTA Elite Trophy, she lost both matches in her group, to Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka.
She started off the season in 2021 making the quarterfinals of Abu Dhabi without dropping a set with wins over Anastasia Potapova, Coco Gauff and Garbiñe Muguruza. She then came from a set down to upset top seed Sofia Kenin. There she faced Naomi Osaka who had not lost a match in over a year and was on a 23 match-winning streak. She caused one of the upsets of the tournament by defeating the second seed in straight sets. She then faced Bianca Andreescu for a place in the final but was herself defeated in a third-set tiebreaker.
In September 2021, She beat Karolína Plíšková to earn a place in only the second Grand Slam semifinal of her career at the US Open to play qualifier from Great Britain Emma Raducanu. At the Ostrava Open, she reached the final defeating the top seed, Iga Swiatek. She improved to 2-0 against Swiatek after her win in the French Open quarterfinals at Roland Garros earlier in the year. Sakkari entered the Indian Wells Open. She defeated Kateřina Siniaková, Petra Kvitová, qualifier Daria Saville and Elena Rybakina to reach her first Indian Wells semifinals. Then she beat defending champion Paula Badosa to reach the first WTA 1000 final of her career.
She won one WTA singles title in the 2019 Morocco Open & reached the finals of 26 ITF matches, but she won 7 finals in singles and 5 finals in doubles. She performed her best Grand slam performance in the 2020 Australian and US Open. She then reached her career-high singles ranking No 20 On 2020 February 24. In the WTA doubles ranking, she reached rank no 169 on 9th September 2019, and it was considered her best ranking in doubles.
Q. What nationality is Maria Sakkari?
Ans:- Her nationality is Greek.
Q.Who is Maria Sakkari’s mother?
Ans:- Her mother’s name is Angeliki Kanellopoulou.
Q.How old is Maria Sakkari?
Ans:- As of 2022, she is 27 years old.