On Wednesday, Maria will play her second round match at the French Open in Paris against world No.91 Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia. Maria has never played the 24-year-old before.
Maria talks about Diatchenko:
“I just got to know her during Fed Cup this year. That was really the first time where we spent some time together. I didn’t get a chance to practice with her. I practiced with the other girls. I saw her play doubles a little bit. You know, it seemed like a wasted match in a way, but maybe it was good because it was the first time I had seen her strike the ball. She’s a big hitter. Goes a lot for her shots. But at this point I really just want to focus on my game and not worry about the opponent too much.”
The match will be played on Philippe-Chatrier Court and will begin at 11.00 AM (5.00 AM ET & 2.00 AM PT).