Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari has settled well into her role of being a top-10 player as she has been playing extremely well since breaking into the top-10. Shortly after the US Open, Sakkari made history when she became first female player from Greece to break into the top-10.
Sakkari, 26, is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 6 in the world. Sakkari was asked about the vibe amongst the top-10 players on the Tour. "Yeah, well I'm actually happy that this is happening because it shows that there is - not a difference between us and the rest, because we all lose to each other and there are so many good players right now.
Like if you go into a Slam there are 25 girls that can win that Slam," Sakkari said, per WTA Insider. "It's just that the consistency is the key for Ons, Anett, Paula, we all had very good seasons last year. We did not have just one good tournament.
"It's a nice group of people, it's a nice group of players and we all like each other. I think it's very competitive right now and I'm enjoying that right now that I'm one of them. And just being in that group of people it makes me very proud that I can actually tell myself that you're one of them."
Maria Sakkari owning her spot at the top.
On the vibe amongst the @WTA Top 10: “Just being in that group of people it makes me very proud that I can actually tell myself that you're one of them”.
Sakkari making a progress at the Indian Wells Masters
On Monday, Sakkari saw off former world No. 2 Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-0 to reach the Indian Wells round-of-16.
Sakkari missed out on a break point in the second game as the two players were tied at three games apiece after the opening six games. Sakkari claimed the first break of the match in the eighth game and saved two break points in the following game before realiizng her second set point to win a tight opener.
After winning the first set, Sakkari broke Kvitova three times in the second set to book a straight-set win. Sakkari finished off the match in style as she won the last nine games.