Maria Sakkari Biography

( 1995 - )
January 26, 2020
First published on:January 26, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Maria Sakkari

Date of Birth: 1995, July 25
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: Monaco
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Maria Sakkari
Birth Place Monte Carlo, Monaco
Horoscope Leo
Father Konstantinos Sakkaris.
Mother Angeliki Kanellopoulou
Net Worth $3 million
Siblings 2
Nationality Greek
Profession Professional Tennis Player

Maria Sakkari is a Greek professional tennis player who achieved her career-high singles ranking of N0. 22 on 21 October 2019. She became a professional in 2015. On November 4, 2019, she met her highest WTA doubles ranking of No. 176.

A native of Monte Carlo, Monaco, Maria, was born on July 25, 1995, under the star sign of Leo. She pays right (two-handed backhand). She currently trains under coach TomHill. Sakkari stands 5 ft 8 in tall.   Sakkari made her debut in 2012 for the Greece Fed Cup team.

Net Worth and Earnings

Sakkar has an estimated net worth of $3 million. In her successful career so far, Sakkari has won a total of 1 WTA singles and 7 ITF singles, and 5 ITF doubles and received $2,780,084 in cash prize from the competition. That's the amount she earned from playing matches according to Wikipedia, but that’s not all of Raquel's earnings.

Maria Sakkari with her Porsche SOURCE: Instagram @sakkattack7

Sakkari's 2020 earnings amount to $24,000. All these amounts she earned are from playing matches. Raquel also makes money from her various endorsement deals, sponsorships, and businesses.

Is Maria dating Stefanos Tsitsipas?

While both players posted photos together on Instagram in the past, they are not romantically involved.  Their mothers were both tennis players and knew each other at the age of 15. 

In December 2018, Maria and Stefanos played together in the Hopman Cup, where they beat a USA team, including Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe

Tsitsipas and Sakkari at a party SOURCE: The Sun

Stefanos said earlier this year, "She is a very nice girl and a good character.

"I could date her but I do not. I do not know why.

"I was shy; now, I am more open. Getting older, I am more mature, and I understand by myself what I want."

Sakkari said of Stefanos to Sport360, "He’s one guy who inspires me... He’s a player and an athlete I’m going to look after, and I need to have him because if I’m alone on tour (from Greece), I have no one to look after... Stefanos is a role model for us and me.

"It’s good to look after another player from your country, and we are only two. I think it’s a great thing, and it’s great for our country."

Personal Life and Family

Sakkari was born on 25 July 1995, to parents Angeliki Kanellopoulou and Konstantinos Sakkaris. She grew up in Athens. Her mother, Angeliki, is a former professional tennis player who competed on the WTA tour from Greece. Sakkari has a brother Yannis Sakkari and a sister Amanda Sakkari.

The Sakkari Family SOURCE: Instagram @sakkattack7

She started playing tennis at the age of six. At the age of 18, Sakkari moved to Barcelona for training. Tennis players such as Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal were some of her favorite players growing up.

Career Achievements 

  • Reached her first WTA quarterfinal

  • Reached her first WTA semifinal at the Wuhan Open

  • Ranked in the top 50 of the world rankings

  • Reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open 

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