Diane Parry was eliminated in the round of 16 of the WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells (California, United States) on Wednesday by the Greek Maria Sakkari (6-2, 3-6, 6-3).

Parry, 61st player in the world aged 21, manhandled the 9th player in the world, even having a break lead in the last round, before giving in.

Parry will be at worst 55th in the world on Monday, his best ranking.

After the defeat of Gaël Monfils against the Norwegian Casper Ruud, all the French were eliminated at Indian Wells.

In the quarter-finals on Thursday, Sakkari will face American Emma Navarro, winner of world No.2 Aryna Sabalenka on Wednesday.

At a press conference, the Frenchwoman summarized: “I had something in my leg, I don’t know if it’s a contracture, in an area where I’ve already had this kind of pain. It handicapped me a little. Maybe I wasn’t as well adjusted, maybe I wasn’t as fast. I am even more disappointed that I have opportunities despite everything. I really felt like I had the cards to win this match. It didn’t seem like a huge step to climb even though she’s one of the top ten, the space isn’t that big between us (…) I’ve been having trouble with my service that didn’t give me free points or easy balls to play. It even put me in difficulty. I am happy with the tournament despite everything, I did not imagine being in the round of 16 when I arrived, having won all these matches.