Mallorca R2: Maria vs. Kerber

On Thursday, Maria will play top seed Angelique Kerber of Germany for a place in the quarter-finals at the Mallorca Open in Mallorca, Spain.

Maria has played the 31-year-old eight times before and the series is tied 4-4. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2012 Australian Open R3: Maria won 6-1 6-2
2012 Paris QF: Kerber won 6-4 6-4
2012 Rome SF: Maria won 6-3 6-4
2012 Beijing QF: Maria won 6-0 3-0 ret.
2013 Stuttgart SF: Maria won 6-3 2-6 7-5
2014 Wimbledon R4: Kerber won 7-6 4-6 6-4
2015 Stuttgart R2: Kerber won 2-6 7-5 6-1
2018 Australian Open R3: Kerber won 6-1 6-3

Here is Thursday’s schedule:
Pista Central – 12.00 PM CET start
Belinda Bencic (SUI) (3) vs. Shelby Rogers (USA)
Not before 2.00 PM CET
Alize Cornet (FRA) vs. Amanda Anisimova (USA)
Not before 4.30 PM CET
Angelique Kerber (GER) (1) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS)