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Maria powers into Miami quarters

Posted on March 25, 2013

Maria defeated No.21 seed Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-2 in an hour and 20 minutes to advance to the quarters of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami.

In the first set, Maria broke Zakopalova's serve twice for a 4-1 lead. In the next game Zakopalova got a break back. Maria won the next two games as she took the set 6-2. The second set followed a similar pattern and Maria hit a backhand winner to book her spot in the quarters.

In the quarters to be played on Wednesday at 1.00 PM local time (6.00 PM CET and 10.00 AM PT), Maria will play No.7 seed Sara Errani of Italy. Maria has played Errani three times before and leads the series 3-0, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2012 Roland Garros Final: Maria won 6-3 6-2
2012 WTA Championships Round Robin: Maria won 6-3 6-2
2013 Indian Wells Quarter-final: Maria won 7-6 6-2

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