OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS): Marcos Baghdatis’ Australian Open run ended in the second round after falling in four sets to Russia’s Andrey Rublev.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (GREECE): Marcos Baghdatis advanced to the second round of the Australian Open, while Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari suffered first round exits.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS): Valentini Grammatikopoulou’s Australian Open campaign ended in the second qualifying round, as she fell to third-seeded Lin Zhu of China, despite leading 5-2 in the third set.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS): Greece’s Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas got difficult draws for the Australian Open. Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis will also compete in the main draw.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (GREECE): 20-year-old Greek tennis player Valentini Grammatikopoulou defeated Australia’s Ellen Perez in three sets to advance to the second qualifying round of the Australian Open.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (GREECE): The top Greek athletes, teams, and coaches were honored at the annual PSAT Awards.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (SWIMMING): Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios won silver medals in the 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Copenhagen.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS): 20-year-old Greek tennis player Valentini Grammatikopoulou defeated South African Chanel Simmonds in the final of the Open Feminin de Dakar. This was her first title of the year and 11th overall professional title of her career, though only the second at the challenger level.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (POLE VAULT): Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi was announced as one of the finalists for the 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS, EUROPEAN CUP): Stefanos Tsitsipas’ incredible run at the European Open in Antwerp came to an end, as he was defeated by fourth-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in straight sets. Despite the loss, the Greek teenager will now move up to a new career-high ranking, after his incredible performance in Belgium. **HIGHLIGHTS**
OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS, EUROPEAN CUP): Stefanos Tsitsipas made history by defeating the world number 10 to reach the semifinals of the European Open. This would not only be the biggest win of his career to date, but also the biggest win in the history of Greek men’s tennis. **HIGHLIGHTS**
OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS, EUROPEAN CUP): 19-year-old tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Croatian Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarterfinals of the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium. With this result, he becomes the first Greek to reach the quarterfinals of an ATP event in 44 years.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (MEN'S RING): Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias has quickly become a Greek sporting legend over the past few years, as he has dominated the men’s rings event.
OLYMPIC SPORTS: Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi was awarded the title of European Athlete of the Year in the women’s category. She was determined the winner after all voting results were calculated from the social media vote, the media vote, the Member Federation vote, and the European Athletics Expert Panel vote.
OLYMPIC SPORTS: Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias added yet another gold medal to his collection, as he captured first place in the men’s rings event at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal. With this medal, he will continue to hold the title of Olympic, World, and European champion all at the same time.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): The Greek crew consisting of Eleftherios Konsolas, Panagiotis Magdanis, Spyridon Giannaros, and Ninos Nikolaidis captured the bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida. This medal, in the men’s lightweight quadruple sculls event, was the only medal that Greece won at this year’s event. With this success, Greece has now won at least one medal at the World Rowing Championships every year since 2004! **VIDEO**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): Maria Sakkari’s dream run in Wuhan ended in the semifinals, as France’s Caroline Garcia defeated the Greek player in straight sets, 6-3 6-2. Sakkari will now move up to a career-high ranking, and get an unexpected but well-deserved week off from tournament play. **HIGHLIGHTS**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): Maria Sakkari’s impressive tournament in Wuhan has continued, as she defeated France’s Alize Cornet in the quarterfinals, 7-6 7-5 in 2 hours and 25 minutes.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): After her big win against Caroline Wozniacki on Tuesday, Maria Sakkari followed it up by beating 16th seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia 7-6 7-5, to reach the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): Young Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari has continued to make her mark on the WTA tour. On Tuesday she scored the biggest win of her career at the Wuhan Open, upsetting world number six Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second round, 7-5 6-3. **VIDEO**
OLYMPIC SPORTS: Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi is among the favorites to win the title of “European Athlete of the Year” for 2017. Stefanidi, who won the World Championships, European Indoor Championships, and Diamond League in 2017, would be a worthy recipient of this award.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (GREECE): Greece’s young tennis ace Stefanos Tsitsipas in on cloud nine after celebrating his his first ever ATP Challenger singles title with victory in the AON Open Challenger Memorial Giorgio Messina in Genova.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (IAAF DIAMON LEAGUE): Katerina Stefanidis was crowned the champion of this year’s Diamond League, winning the gold medal for a second consecutive year.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, US OPEN): Maria Sakkari's US Open run ended in the round of 32, as she fell to 9th seeded American Venus Williams, 6-3 6-4. The 22-year-old Greek put up a good fight against the two-time US Open champion, as the two players were only separated by one break in each set.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, US OPEN): 22-year-old Maria Sakkari continues to put Greek tennis on the map, as she has once again reached the third round of a major. This time, she won two consecutive straight set matches at the US Open to become the first Greek player ever (male or female) to reach the third round at three Grand Slams in the same calendar year. She also made the third round at this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS): Katerina Stefanidis has done it again, this time at the IAAF World Championships in London. The Greek pole vaulter won yet another gold medal registering a jump of 4.91 meters, a new Panhellenic record. **VIDEO**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Maria Sakkari’s Wimbledon adventure ended on Friday after Greece’s 21-year-old woman's number one tennis ace was beaten in straight sets in the third round by home favourite Johanna Konta.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Young Greek tennis ace Maria Sakkari on Wednesday qualified for the third round of Wimbledon after completing an impressive comeback victory against Kristyna Pliskova.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (SAILING WORLD CUP SERIES): It was a successful World Cup series in Santander for the Greek team as Pavlos Kagialis/Panagiotis Mantis celebrated gold in the Men’s 470 while Vasileia Karachaliou won silver in the Women’s Laser Standard event.
INTERVIEW (STEFANOS TSITSIPAS): Stefanos Tsitsipas recently became the first Greek male to play in Grand Slam in 9 years after making it into the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros. AGONAsport’s Graham Wood caught up with Greece’s teenage tennis star to talk about childhood dreams, following your instincts and staying humble.