Maria Sakkari has advanced into week two of the Australian Open after easily defeating Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 6-1 at the John Cain Arena.
It took Sakkari an hour and 12 minutes to complete the Russia’s No. 28 and will face Jessica Pegula of the United States in the round of 16, who defeated Nuria Parrizas-Diaz 7-6 (3), 6-2.
The 26-year-old hasn’t got a set yet lost and equaled her best-ever Australian Open result by reaching the fourth round.
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