SAKKARI POWERS INTO MIAMI OPEN THIRD ROUND

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SAKKARI POWERS INTO MIAMI OPEN THIRD ROUND – Maria Sakkari beats Yue Yuan 6-2 6-2

Maria Sakkari was back to her winning ways just days after losing the Indian Wells final as she demolished China’s Yue Yuan 6-2 6-2 to ease into the third round of the Miami Open.

Putting the 6-4 6-0 California drubbing at the hands of world number one Iga Swiatek in Sunday’s final in the rearview mirror, the eighth seeded Greek was all business after having failed at the first hurdle in her last two visits to Miami.

Having collected her first WTA Tour title in Austin last month and following that up with a quarter-final run at Indian Wells, Yue represented a potentially tricky first test for Sakkari.

But the 28-year-old passed with flying colours, breaking her Chinese opponent five times in the 79-minute masterclass.

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