Maria started her Wimbledon 2013 campaign with a win as she
defeated Kristina Mladenovic of France to advance to the second
round. Maria won 7-6 6-3 in an hour and 42 minutes.
In the twelve games of the first set, there was only one break
point which Maria saved in the eighth game. The set was decided by
a tie-break which Maria won 7-5 with a volley winner. The set
lasted 57 minutes.
Maria got the first break of the match in the second set to lead
3-1 when Mladenovic hit a forehand long. At 5-3 40-0 on Maria's
serve, Mladenovic hit a shot long as Maria moved into the last
In Wednesday's second round match, Maria will play world no.131
Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal. Maria has never played the