Maria Sakkari hopes to play Olympics mixed doubles with Stefanos Tsitsipas


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Maria Sakkari hopes to play Olympics mixed doubles with Stefanos Tsitsipas

Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari hopes she and fellow compatriot Stefanos Tsitsipas will team up to play mixed doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sakkari, 24, and 21-year-old Tsitsipas have previous experience of playing alongside each other, having represented Greece earlier this year at the Hopman Cup.

Sakkari, ranked at No. 22 in the world, and seventh-ranked Tsitsipas will both be primarily focused on winning a medal in the singles event at the upcoming Olympics. "I think we're a pretty good team and we have high hopes for the Olympics.

Hopefully it's going to happen. If we have a high ranking by the Olympics it's going to happen for sure," Sakkari said of the possibility of teaming up with Tsitsipas for the Olympics mixed doubles event, per Ravi Ubha.

Sakkari and Tsitsipas lost to Great Britain's Katie Boulter and Cameron Norrie in their first mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup but then beat USA's Serena Williams & Frances Tiafoe and Switzerland's Belinda Bencic & Roger Federer to finish the event with a positive record.