Australian Open 2022: Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria Prediction, Preview, Head to Head and Live Stream

World No.6 Maria Sakkari will take on German veteran Tatjana Maria in the opening round of the Australian Open 2022.

Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria
Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria

5th seed Maria Sakkari from Greece will play against World No.285 Tatjana Maria in the opening round of the Australian Open 2022.

Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria: Match Details

  • Tournament: Australian Open 2022
  • Date: 17 January 2022
  • Match: Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria
  • Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $90,000

Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria: Preview

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Maria Sakkari had a disappointing start to her 2021 season, having crashed out in the opening round of the Australian after losing to Kristina Mladenovic. However, she bounced back by reaching the semi-finals of the French Open, US Open and the year-ending WTA finals, whilst becoming the first Greek woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final. She is currently ranked 6th in the world, her highest ranking as of the date and will be keen to carry this momentum into her upcoming match.

World No. 285 Tatjana Maria has won only one title on the WTA tour at Mallorca Open back in 2018. She has reached the second round of the Australian Open twice in her last 10 appearances. The German’s best finish at a Grand Slam was a third-round finish at Wimbledon way back in 2015.

Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria: Head-to-Head

This will be the first meeting of the duo, so their head-to-head count stand at 0-0.

Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria: Prediction

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Maria Sakkari had a good end to her campaign last year after reaching the semi-finals of WTA finals, where she lost to Anett Kontaveit. She hasn’t made a good start this year, having lost to Shelby Rogers at the recently concluded Adelaide Open and will be hoping to avoid a repeat of her opening-round loss at Melbourne Park last year.

Sakkari is the overwhelming favourite to win this match as she ranks much higher than her opponent. Tatjana hasn’t played a tour-level match this year, her only match being a loss to Stefanie Voegele in qualifying matches of the Adelaide Open and it will be hard for her to counter Sakkari’s powerful serve and aggressive groundstrokes at the baseline.

Prediction: Maria Sakkari to win in straight sets

Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria: Broadcast and Live Stream Details

RegionBroadcaster
AfricabeIN Sports, Supersport
AustraliaNine & Stan Sport
ChinaCCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
JapanWOWOW
MalaysiabeIN Sports
New ZealandSky
SingaporebeIN Sports
EuropeEurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
India & SubcontinentSony 6
Latin America & CaribbeanESPN International
Middle EastbeIN Sports
CanadaTSN/RDS
North AmericaESPN
USAESPN
United KingdomEurosport

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