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Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria Wimbledon 2022: How and where to watch online for free, 1 July

Shubham Singh
01 Jul 2022
00:18

The Second Rounds are over for Wimbledon and we saw some incredible battles throughout the first two rounds. Among some of the more memorable, Harmony Tan’s upsets over Serena and Sorribes are that jump out. Anett Kontaveit was also caught in an upset whereas Andy Murray saw a premature end to his campaign. Apart from that, the top-seeded breezed through these two rounds. In the Third Round of the Wimbledon, Maria Sakkari will take on Tatjana Maria on 1 July. Sakkari defeated Viktoriya Tomova 6-4, 6-3 in the last round to advance. On the other hand, Tatjana Maria took down 26-seeded Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. Can Maria unsettle Sakkari here?

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As has been the tradition for many years, BBC has been the major broadcaster for Wimbledon games in the United Kingdom. To those who love tennis in the USA, ESPN will provide the broadcast of major games and some games are going to be displayed on ESPN 2. To accommodate the Wimbledon lovers in India, Star Sports will broadcast the game, whereas Hotstar will also show the game online. Eurosport continues to be the official broadcaster in Europe. When it comes to the online streaming services, the battle will be covered on Hulu TV, Sling TV, and Fubo.

Maria Sakkari vs Tatjana Maria
Sakkari's shredded body helps her move around better

Sakkari did a great job against Tomova early on and established control, taking the first set 6-4. In the second set too, she won 6-3 and did a fabulous job as usual. Sakkari also got through easy in her first-round match-up against Zoe Hives, winning 6-1, 6-4. In both of these games, Sakkari has been gaining a huge advantage in terms of receiving points and has been able to break the opponent’s serve repeatedly.

Maria entered the competition as a fifth-seeded player and one of the favorites for the title. This is a great chance for Sakkari to at least make her best run at the Wimbledon and to make it past the third round for the first time in the glorious tournament. Maria is yet to win a Grand Slam and she has never made it past the Semi-Final round. Can Sakkari land her first Grand Slam this time around?

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Maria received a tough draw in the Second Round in the form of Sorena Cirstea. In the first set, she defeated Cirstea 6-3 and established control. In the second set, Cirstea swept through Tatjana 6-1 but in a grueling third set battle, Tatjana claimed the game. Both the players claimed 14 games and it was close in other statistician categories too. Maria had a close shave against Sorena.

At 34-years old, Maria is an experienced campaigner who has been a part of many Grand Slam battles. Maria has never made it past the Third Round of any Grand Slam tournament and this is the only second time she has made it to the Third Round of a Grand Slam, both instances coming up in Wimbledon. She has 12 wins and 34 losses during the Grand Slam but despite having so much experience, she will enter as the underdog.

Context

Sakkari has a strong body and an athletic build and she will enter as the favorite here against Tatjana Maria. Sakkari has done a great job when it comes to the receiving points and has performed strongly on the grass so far. Tatjana’s experience can be huge and she looks in great touch but she will need to do much better here. Both of these players have met twice so far, having won one each. They last met in the Australian Open where Sakkari won in straight sets.

Win/Loss Betting

As expected, Sakkari comes into the game with odds of 1.152 as per 22bet. Tatjana comes in with the odds of 5.35 so we can see who is being favored. I agree with the assessment.

Total Games

Three total sets? Two lengthy sets? Or two short sets? Which one will it be? Sakkari does enter with an edge here and may like to finish things early but I see Tatajana coming in to force a third set. I believe the total will go “Over” 20.5 which has the odds of 2.14.

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