Beijing QF: Maria vs. Kuznetsova

For the second consecutive tournament, Maria will face Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia. On Friday, Maria will play her quarter-final match at the China Open in Beijing against the world no.27.

Here is Friday’s schedule:
National Tennis Centre – 12.30 PM local time start
Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Not before 2.30 PM
Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

Maria has played the 29-year-old eleven times before and leads the series 7-4. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2003 Wimbledon R4: Kuznetsova won 6-1 2-6 7-5
2004 Beijing SF: Kuznetsova won 6-2 6-2
2004 WTA Championships RR: Maria won 6-1 6-4
2005 Australian Open QF: Maria won 4-6 6-2 6-2
2006 Miami F: Kuznetsova won 6-4 6-3
2006 WTA Championships RR: Maria won 6-1 6-4
2007 WTA Championships RR: Maria won 5-7 6-2 6-2
2008 Indian Wells SF: Kuznetsova won 6-3 5-7 6-2
2010 Cincinnati R1: Maria won 6-4 1-6 6-2
2011 Cinncinati R3: Maria won 6-2 6-3
2014 Wuhan QF: Maria won 3-6 6-2 6-2