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Maria breezes through in Australia

Posted on January 13, 2013

Maria started her 2013 Australian Open campaign in style as she didn't drop a game in her first round match against Olga Puchkova of Russia. The match took 55 minutes.

This is the third time that Maria has won a match without dropping a game in a Grand Slam and looked in total control against the her compatriot.

After a shaky first service game, Maria holds her serve after facing two break points. From that point on, Maria was in total control and at 5-0 40-15, Puchkova hit a shot in the net as Maria won the set in 30 minutes. Maria`s form continued in the second set as she took the set in only 25 minutes and won the match when Puchkova`s forehand floated long.

In Wednesday's second round match, Maria will play world No.92 Misaki Doi of Japan. Maria has never played the 21-year-old before.

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