Greece are looking to reach the Play-offs of the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time ever off the back of wins for Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Maria Sakkari.

Alongside Latvia and Denmark, team Greece are battling it out to finish fourth in the Europe/Africa Group I.

They defeated Latvia 3-0 at the Portugal event and if they can defeat Denmark on Saturday, they will be assured of a place in November’s BJK Cup Play-offs.

Grammatikopoulou got off to a flying start against Daniela Vismane, winning 6-0 7-5 in one hour and 19 minutes before teammate Sakkari followed suit with a victory over Darja Semenistaja with the exact same score line.

In the doubles match Martha Matoula and Despina Papamichail clinched a close-fought encounter with Adelina Lachinova and Jelena Ostapenko 6-4 3-6 (10-8).

Sakkari in a press conference at the event also shared her hopes to play mixed doubles with Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Paris Olympics this year.

But the top-ranked Greek women’s player hinted that Tsitsipas is not really planning on doing so.

She said not seeing them team up in Paris would be “unfortunate” and is publicly urging the top-ranked Greek tennis player to change his mind.

“I would like to play mixed doubles because I really think we have a good chance, but as far as I know he’s planning on not playing mixed because he’s playing doubles with his brother,” Sakkari said.

“Everyone knows how good we can play. It’s a 16-draw, you win two matches you’re in the semis and then you get a chance to win a medal.

“That would be huge for our country. And the way that we play together, not many teams have that chemistry. I just feel like it would be unfortunate if we don’t play together, but it’s his decision. From my side I really want to play.”

The two have teamed up occasionally since 2019 to represent Greece, most recently at the United Cup in January.