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Maria Sakkari 关公

Every time I see this Greek player Maria Sakkari (1995-; $5m prize winning so far), I think of Guangong 关公, the somewhat angry guy with his eyes’s end slanted upward?

She also reminds me a little of Spanish player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1971-; $17m prize winning). When Sánchez Vicario played back then, I ran into her a couple of times as she usually stayed at the UN Plaza hotel. In person, she looked a little more feminine.

Maria Sakkari grunts so loud. But she lost to the eventual champ Emma Raducanu handily, 6-1, 6-4, which gave us a quiet final, which was very enjoyable.


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