Were Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas Dating?

Published 06/10/2021, 4:23 AM EDT
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece embrace after defeating Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer of Switzerland in the mixed doubles match during day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)


It is a moment of huge happiness for Greece as two of its top stars are in the semi-finals of the French Open 2021. While Stefanos Tsitsipas has been giving tough competition to the ATP players in Paris, Maria Sakkari defeated this year’s defending champion, Iga Swiatek, to seal her spot in the semis.

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Both Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari are great friends off the court and even post pictures of each other on Instagram. There were even rumors that the two had dated each other for some time in the past. However, this is not true.

Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece talk tactics against Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer of Switzerland. Day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 03, 2019, in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

“It is exactly the same as when two actors who have been starring in a romantic movie are seen together in public. People assume that they are a couple,” Sakkari had revealed in a past interview.

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She cleared the air and mentioned that even though the two were really close, they hadn’t dated each other at any point.

Interestingly, the two even played together at the Hopman Cup 2019 and managed to defeat Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic. It was after this that the two came forward and stated that they were not dating.

Rumors grew when Stefanos Tsitsipas kissed Maria Sakkari on her cheek in 2019

After their victory against Federer and Bencic at the Hopman cup 2019, Tsitsipas kissed Sakkari on her cheek, which made fans even more curious about their relationship. However, Sakkari explained that it was just an innocent kiss and there was nothing erotic about it. Back then, she also highlighted that one could never be sure about what would happen in the future.

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“The kiss he gave me was completely natural. It came after we won against [Roger] Federer and [Belinda] Bencic. The kiss meant nothing erotic. One never knows what the future will bring, but that’s how it is,” added Sakkari. But as of today, t is clear that the two have not yet dated each other.

Maria Sakkari will go one on one against Barbora Krejcikova in the semis of the French Open 2021 today. On the other hand, Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals tomorrow. Will both the players be able to bring glory to their motherland?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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