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Sakkari surprises and eliminates Swiatek, last Roland Garros champion

Sakkari surprises and eliminates Swiatek, last Roland Garros champion

Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari (18th ranked player) gave the surprise by winning this Wednesday 6-4, 6-4 over Polish Iga Swiatek (9th), current champion of the tournament, and qualifying for the semi-finals at Roland Garros.

Sakkari, who has never played in a Grand Slam semi-final, will meet another rookie in these races, Czech Barbora Krejcikova (33rd) for a place in the final. (GG) (AFP)

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