After winning the WTA 1000 in Mexico city, the Greek tennis player made the historic Argentine tennis player emotional by confessing that he is a real inspiration for him.
One of Argentina’s most famous and beloved sports characters is Gabriela Sabatini. And it was shown in the final of Guadalajara WTA 1000, when the Greek tennis player María Sakkari dedicated some emotional words to him.
After defeating the American Caroline Dolehide by 7-5 and 6-3 in the decisive match of the Mexican tournament, the Hellenic team began thanking the woman from Buenos Aires for her presence and remembered the past that bound Gaby to her mother Angeliki Kanellopoulou: “I know you played with my mother, I know you are better than her. He admires you so much, he always mentions you.”. In addition, the current number six in the ranking recognizes: “You are a man that he and I admire”.
In his speech, Sakkari concluded: “Thank you for coming here, fWhat an inspiration to have you on the sidelines today.”. In the midst of passionate words, The former world number three is visibly overjoyed and in tears..
At the start of the Guadalajara tournament, Sabatini spoke about current tennis and He made sure he wanted to see the new players. In addition, he says that he has some favorites and flatters the Greek: “I know Ons Jabeur or Caroline Garcia better. I also like Maria Sakkari”.
Podoroska advanced to the round of 16 at the WTA 250 in Ningbo
The Argentine advanced this Tuesday to the round of 16 of the WTA 250 in Ningboin China, after a superb victory over his local pair Xiyu Wang by 7-6 (7-3) and 6-4. will play her next match against Russian Valeria Savinykh (164), defeating French Varvara Gracheva (48) 7-5 and 7-5.
Podoroska, born in Rosario and located at position 87 of the WTA world rankings, took two and a half hours to defeat Wang (58), who just won the tournament in Guangzhou on Sunday after defeating Polish Magda Linette (25) in the final.
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