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Maria wins first match in Miami

Posted on March 22, 2013

Maria won eleven games in a row to defeat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the second round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami. Maria won 6-2 6-0 in 57 minutes.

Maria came from 2-1 down in the first set to take the next five games including two breaks of serve to love to take the first set 6-2 in 30 minutes.

At 15-40 on Bouchard's serve in the first game in the second set there was a short delay as the lights went out all over the tournament complex. When play resumed Maria continued her form from the first set by breaking Bouchard's serve in the first game with a forehand crosscourt winner and took the five remaining games and won match point on an unreturnable big serve.

In Sunday's third round match, Maria will play No.29 seed Elena Vesnina of Russia. Maria has played the 26-year-old twice before and the series is tied 1-1, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2008 Australian Open R3: Maria won 6-3 6-0
2010 Beijing R2: Vesnina won 7-6 6-2

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