Sports·Posted on Sep 9, 2021Maria Sakkari Makes Tennis History At US Open And Might Be A Greek GoddessTwo major semifinals in one year!by Jeremy HayesBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Meet 26-year-old Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari. Sarah Stier / Getty Images She won a commanding match against No. 4 Karolina Pliskova to advance to the the Women's Semifinal at the US Open. US Open Tennis @usopen Maria Sakkari is into the #USOpen semifinals! 12:40 AM - 09 Sep 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @usopen She is now the first Greek woman to ever appear in the women's singles semifinals at the US Open. Matthew Stockman / Getty Images She also was the first Greek woman to reach the French Open semifinal. She has been a top-25 player since 2019, but could never break past the quarterfinals until this year. Sarah Stier / Getty Images She has managed to beat a handful of talented opponents at the US Open, like No. 6 Bianca Andreescu and No. 10 Petra Kvitova...back-to-back! Al Bello / Getty Images She's known for her aggressive forehands and powerful serves. I mean, just look at those arms. Matthew Stockman / Getty Images Her jacked physique could have something to do with her crediting the "Spartan spirit" mindset her father has taught her over the years. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC No, no, no...I think she means this type of "Spartan spirit": Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Although, she's rather a kindhearted Spartan. Check out this sweet moment of her and a ball boy at the French Open: Roland-Garros @rolandgarros Kindness always wins ❤️ Lovely gesture by, @mariasakkari 🥰 #RolandGarros 12:41 PM - 09 Jun 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @rolandgarros It has been a magical run for Sakkari, but she needs two more wins to wrap up an incredible year. It's safe to say she will bring the intensity. Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images Do you think Sakkari will win it all? Maybe one of the younger semifinalists will shock the world?