Sakkari Secures WTA Finals Spot With Qualification Into Guadalajara Semis

By Chimezie Nebolisa
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Maria Sakkari defeated Veronika Kudermetova 6-1 5-7 6-4 to reach the Guadalajara Open semifinals, securing the eighth and final spot at the year-ending WTA Finals.

Sakkari will join Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff, Caroline Garcia, Aryna Sabalenka and Daria Kasatkina at the season finale.

“Without fire you cannot win these matches. Without heart, without courage, without going for it and being brave you cannot get these opportunities, you cannot win them,”said Sakkari

The WTA Finals, featuring the world’s top eight singles players and doubles teams, will start in Fort Worth, Texas on October 31.