TENNIS: World number six Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Germany’s Maximilian Marterer in straight sets in the first round of the French Open.
TENNIS: Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas found out who their first round opponents in Paris will be, while Valentini Grammatikopoulou prevailed in a thriller to reach the final round of qualifying, where she will aim to join Sakkari and Tsitsipas in the main draws.
TENNIS: Play in the Fed Cup’s Europe/Africa Zone Group I wrapped up on Saturday, with Greece finishing in sixth place out of eight teams.
TENNIS: Dramatic three-set wins from both Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Maria Sakkari saw Greece defeat Slovenia to avoid the Fed Cup relegation play-off.
TENNIS: Despite great efforts from Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Maria Sakkari, Greece’s Fed Cup team fell to hosts Great Britain in a match full of controversial line calls, and will now focus on avoiding relegation.
TENNIS: The Greek Fed Cup team fell 2-1 to Hungary at the Europe/Africa Zone Group I competition in Great Britain.
TENNIS: After two consecutive promotions, Greece returns to Group I of the Fed Cup for the first time since 2012.
TENNIS: Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari were both victorious in their second round matches at the Australian Open, marking the first time ever that two Greek players made the third round at a Grand Slam tournament.
TENNIS: Maria Sakkari upset 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, while Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini to become the first man representing Greece to ever reach the second round at the Australian Open.
TENNIS: The draws for the 2019 Australian Open were made, and both Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas are set to play their opening matches on Monday, while Valentini Grammatikopoulou fell in the second round of qualifying.
TENNIS: Valentini Grammatikopoulou prevailed in straight sets, but 2006 runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was ousted in the first round of qualifying at the 2019 Australian Open.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Greece’s Fed Cup team came from behind to defeat Luxembourg and gain promotion to the next level for the second consecutive year.**VIDEO**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Greece’s Fed Cup team won Group A after defeating Denmark 2-1 in Athens, and will play against Luxembourg in Saturday’s promotional playoff.**VIDEO**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Greece’s Fed Cup campaign got off to a good start, as Maria Sakkari and Valentini Grammatikopoulou led their team to a win over Egypt in Athens.
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 (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 (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.