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Maria books spot in Madrid last 16

Posted on May 7, 2013

Maria's second round match at the Mutua Madrid Open was the final match of Tuesday's session but finished on Wednesday at 12.41 AM as she defeated Christina McHale of the United States 6-1 6-2 in 66 minutes.

Maria took the first set in only 25 minutes as she dropped only one game. Maria's serve was on fire as she didn't drop a point on her first serve and didn't face any break points on her serve and was 2/2 on break points won. Even though, Maria dropped only two games in the second set, the set was closer and Maria dropped her serve at the beginning of the second but broke McHale's serve three times in the set and won matchpoint when McHale hit a shot long.

In Thursday's third round match, Maria will play Sabine Lisicki of Germany. Maria has played Lisicki five times before and leads the series 4-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
Miami 2011 3rd Round: Maria won 6-2 6-0
Wimbledon 2011 Semi Final: Maria won 6-4 6-3
Australian Open 2012 4th Round: Maria won 3-6 6-2 6-3
Wimbledon 2012 4th Round: Lisicki won 6-4 6-3
Olympics 2012 3rd Round: Maria won 6-7 6-4 6-3

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