Maria Sakkari won 11 of the last 12 games in a 6-4, 6-1 third-round victory over No.28 seed Veronika Kudermetova to book her spot in the second week of the. Australian Open.

Sakkari fought back from 3-1 down in the opening set break and go to win it, before easily seeing off her opponent in the second, in match that lasted 82 minutes.

“It has been a great start, not dropping a set, not getting too tired in my first matches, just finishing the matches in time,” Sakkari said.

“It feels great because I feel fresh and I feel ready for the second week. I know that from now on matches are going to get tougher. Not that they were easy, I don’t want to sound like that. I think I managed well, my emotions.

“Haven’t been playing maybe my best tennis but I know it’s goin gto come. Mentally I have been in a very good place which I think is the most important thing.”