Cincinnati R3: Maria vs. Pavlyuchenkova

Maria will play her third round match at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Thursday against world no.25 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

Maria has played the 23-year-old three times before and leads the series 2-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2010 Cincinnati SF: Maria won 6-4 3-6 6-2
2014 Paris SF: Pavlyuchenkova won 4-6 6-3 6-4
2014 Stuttgart R2: Maria won 6-4 6-3

Here is Thursday’s schedule:
Grandstand – 11.00 AM ET
Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL)
Andy Murray (GBR) vs. John Isner (USA)
Not before 3.00 PM ET
Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)