Greece’s Maria Sakkari needed three sets to face Canada’s Rebecca Marino at the WTA 250 Championships in Nottingham. Italian tennis player Camila Giorgi has been fired after the thriller.

Łukasz Iwanek

Maria Scary

Getty Images/Nathan Stirk/Pictured: Maria Scarry

Maria Sakkari (WTA 5) is the main contender for the Nottingham tournament. On Thursday, she didn’t impress nor avoid losing a group. In the end, they beat Rebecca Marino 1:6, 6:3, 6:3 (WTA 109). Within an hour and 43 minutes, the Greek woman made 11 double faults. She was broken three times, and she herself used four of the seven points.

In the quarter-finals, Scary Beatrice will face Maya Haddad (WTA 48), who won 6:2, 7:6 (4) with Yuriko Miyazaki (WTA 234). In the second set, the Brazilian returned from 1: 4, and in the twelfth half she defended the set-ball. In a match of one hour and 54 minutes, she sent seven aces. She hit five of her six break points and broke three times.

Camilla Giorgi (WTA 26) lost 7:5, 4:6, 6:7 (3) to Harriet Dart (WTA 114). In the third set, the Italian missed three match balls with a score of 5: 4, 40-0. In a 2.5-hour match played over two days, both tennis players scored two breaks. The Briton scored another seven points (106-99).

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Agla Tomljanovic (WTA 45) defeated Katie Poulter 6:3, 6:4 (WTA 136). Within 77 minutes, the Australian saved six out of seven break points and used three out of five breakout chances. She got 31 out of 41 points on her first pass. Another competitor to Tomljanovic is the Swiss Victoria Golubic.

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Alison Riske (WTA 40) won 6:4, 7:5 with Caroline Garcia (WTA 75) in 96 minutes. The French sent out nine aces but only made two ribbons. The American used four out of 15 break points. She only won Garcia in Nottingham in 2019. Riske is the finalist for the 2016 tournament.

Rothesay Open Nottingham, Nottingham (UK)
WTA 250, grass field, total prize money of 251.7 thousand. dollar
Thursday 9th June

Second round of singles:

Maria Sakkari (Greece, 1 / WC) – Rebecca Marino (Canada) 1:6, 6:3, 6:3
Agla Tomljanovic (Australia, 5) beat Katie Poulter (Great Britain) 6-3 6-4
Alison Riske (USA, 6) Caroline Garcia (France) 6-4, 7-5
Beatrice Haddad Maya (Brazil, 7) b Yoriko Miyazaki (Britain) 6-2 7-6 (4)
Harriet Dart (UK) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy, 3) 5-7 6-4 7-6 (3).

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