Maria Sakkari has bowed out of the US Open, after making history as the first Greek woman to advance to the semi finals of the tournament.
After taking out Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in the first round of the US Open, 6-4, 6-3, the 26-year-old made her way to the Grandstand to take on Katerina Siniakova.
The tennis stars have completed a Grand Slam full set, which started in Wimbledon four years ago. This time, Sakkari was able to even the score at 2-2 after taking out the Czech, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round.
Sakkari then went up against 10th seeded Petra Kvitová. The Czech was no easy opponent, having been the the former World No.2., along with winning the last two meetings she had with Sakkari.
This time, Sakkari came out as the more dynamic player, with 19 winners to 16 unforced errors in the match and managed to save the two break points she faced ending on 6-4, 6-3.
On Tuesday, Sakkari beat Canadian Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 US Open Champion, in a gruelling three-and-a-a-half hour match.
The match finished at 2:15am – the latest for any game played in the US Open history and the final score sat at 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.
The 17 seed then continued her giant killing act and advanced to the semi finals of the Grand Slam after overcoming the former world number one Karolina Pliskova on Thursday 6-4, 6-4.
Sakkari came up against Emma Raducanu in the semis, but her reign ended there after losing 6-1, 6-4 to the 18-year-old.