Last Updated on March 30, 2022
Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari made her WTA Tour debut more than five years ago, but still hasn’t won many trophies. The most successful Greek tennis player of today has only one title to her credit, won in 2019 in Rabat. However, Sakkari performs very well on the WTA Tour and in recent years she is in the top 10 of the WTA rankings.. Steady performance this year has added $1,101,309 in prize money to Maria’s account.
In this article, we will tell you how else Maria Sakkari makes money.
|Net Worth||9 000 000$|
|Born||25 July 1995 Athens, Greece|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Maria Sakkari Career
Maria Sakkari was born on July 25, 1995 in Athens, Greece. Her mother, Angeliki Kanellopoulou, is a former professional tennis player who has achieved good results on the ground. She reached the third round of Roland Garros twice and participated in the Fed Cup on several occasions. In 1987, she climbed to No. 43 in the world rankings, which was her career record.
Maria hit the court at the age of six. As an adult, she entered the tennis academy in Barcelona and settled in Spain for a while. Currently resides in Monaco.
Sakkari made her debut in the ITF series in 2010, playing her first match in a tournament in Morocco. Two years later the young tennis player was invited to the national team and included in the Federation Cup entry. In the same season she tried her hand in the WTA series for the first time, taking part in the qualifying tournament in Palermo.
2014 brought the Greek woman her first title, won on the hard courts of the ITF tournament in Heraklion. That same season, Sakkari won three more ITF grass-court trophies and took part in four more final bouts.
A year later, Maria made her Grand Slam debut in the United States, losing in the first round to Wang Qiang of China. Interestingly, it is the hard majors that will be the most successful for the Greek in the future: in 2020 she will be able to make it to the fourth round twice (in Melbourne and New York respectively).
For a long time, Sakkari failed to establish herself in the WTA series. Luck smiled on her in 2016 at the tournament in Istanbul, where the tennis player was able to break through to the quarterfinals. At Wimbledon the same year Maria reached the second round, and although the rest of the season was marked by a decline in play, she finished the year in the top 100.
In 2017, Saccari started in the main draw of four Grand Slam tournaments and reached the third round at three of them. Buoyed by her success, Maria reached the semifinals in Wuhan, knocking out Caroline Wozniacki, Elena Vesnina and Alizé Cornet along the way, losing only to Caroline Garcia. The next season, with a new coach, the Greek reached the finals of the San Jose Prime Series for the first time in her career, losing in two sets to Michaela Buzarnescu. The same year she reached the third round of Roland Garros, and in the fall, unexpectedly for many, she reached the semifinals in Seoul, where, however, she lost to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
First WTA Title
Rising #star #MariaSakkari of #Greece poses for photos after the final of #WTARabat #Tournament in Rabat, Morocco on May 4, 2019. Maria Sakkari (24yrs old) won Johanna Konta of the Great Britain with 2-1 and claimed her first title! #tennis #winner #opympiacos #sakkari pic.twitter.com/FcwMkcDEta
— Christos G Failadis (@xfailadis) May 5, 2019
The 2019 season brings the Greek tennis player her first WTA trophy, won on the clay courts of Morocco. Sakkari also repeats the success of past years at Grand Slam tournaments, defeating opponents such as Peng Shuai, Marie Bouzkova and Astra Sharma. Reaching the semifinals of the Roman Premier has a positive effect on the ranking position of the Greek: Maria climbs into the top 40.
2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic and a long break on the tour, was more than successful for Sakkari. The tennis player performed well at all three majors (Wimbledon 2020 was canceled) and also reached the semifinals in St. Petersburg, reaching a record 20th place in the women’s singles ranking in February.
Maria Sakkari had a high level of performance during the 2021 season. At the beginning of the season the Greek tennis player successfully performed at the Abu Dhabi WTA, Grampians Trophy, Miami Open, where she could reach the semifinals.
Maria had a good performance at the French Open, US Open, where she made it to the semifinals. At the French Open she lost to Barbora Krejcikova in three sets, then lost to Emma Raducanu in two sets at the US Open.
At the end of the season she reached the finals in Ostrava, but lost to a fit Anett Kontaveit. After such a good season, it was no surprise Sakkari qualified for the WTA Grand Final. The final tournament, Maria reached the semifinals where she was stopped by Anett Kontaveit.
In the 2022 season, Maria already reached the finals of WTA tournaments twice, but failed to win the trophy. At the Saint Petersburg WTA tournament, Sakkari lost the fight for the trophy to Anett Kontaveit in a tight three-set bout. At the Indian Wells tournament, Sakkari lost 4/6, 1/6 to Iga Swiatek in the final match.
- Rabat 2019
Maria Sakkari’s Grand Slam Records
All athletes want to win a trophy at a grand slam tournament, Maria is no exception. We’ve compiled her performance statistics for the major majors in the table.
Maria Sakkari Endorsements
Maria Sakkari has a partnership with the famous sportswear manufacturer Adidas and tennis equipment manufacturer Wilson.
I’ve always been a Porsche fan! So I’m very excited to announce that I’m partnering up with @porschehellas ! It feels so surreal, real dream come true.
If you need me, I’ll be driving 🚗 💨 #Porsche #PorscheHellas #DreamComeTrue pic.twitter.com/Z6wdDGZY8s
— Maria Sakkari (@mariasakkari) October 9, 2019
Its sponsors include the following brands: Porsche – a car manufacturer that needs no introduction, NBG – the National Bank of Greece began a partnership with Sakaria in 2015, Apivita – a Greek manufacturer of natural cosmetics, Manufacturers of Music -Addicted To Audio, Focal, Naim Audio, Nestle Fitness – familiar breakfast cereals, Nespresso – a Greek coffee brand and others
Maria Sakkari Net Worth
In 2022 Sakkari earned $1,101,309 in prize money for 21 matches in various tournaments. During his professional career, Maria earned $6,671,918 in prize money according to the official WTA website. We estimated Maria Sakkari’s net worth at $9 000 000.
Maria Sakkari prize money compared to the top 10 WTA players
Maria Sakkari is confidently in the top 10 of the WTA rankings. We compared the prize money of other top 10 WTA players with the prize money earned by Maria Sakkari.
|Rank||Player Name||Prize money|
Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari was born on July 25, 1995, she is 26 years old
Maria Sakkari, a top-10 WTA player, is 1.72 m (5 ft. 8 in) tall.
Maria Sakkari, a talented Greek tennis player, was born in Athens, Greece
Maria Sakkari was able to move up to No. 3 in the WTA rankings in March 2022, her best result yet.
Maria Sakkari began her professional career at the Rio Open in 2015
A talented athlete from Greece, Maria Sakkari is supported by the following brands: Porsche,NBG,Manufacturers of Music,Focal, Naim Audio, Nestle Fitness,Nespresso
In 2022 Sakkari earned $1,101,309 in prize money for 21 matches in various tournaments. During his professional career, Maria earned $6,671,918 in prize money