Maria is through to the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open in
Madrid after she defeated Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic
6-4 6-3 in 77 minutes.
Maria broke Zakopalova to love in the first game of the first set
and raced into a 4-1 double-break lead. Zakopalova got one of
the breaks back in the next game but Maria kept in front as at
40-30 in the final game of the set, Maria hit a strong serve which
Zakopalova hit into the net to give Maria the set 6-3 in 44
In the second set, Maria built a 5-2 lead. In the next game
on Maria's serve, Maria had a matchpoint but Zakopalova saved it
and broke Maria's serve. Maria re-grouped in the next game
and broke Zakopalova to love and won the match when Zakopalova
In the third round Maria will play Lucie Safarova of the Czech
Republic. Maria has played Safarova once before at this
tournament two years ago and lost in straight sets.