Maria’s second round match at the Mutua Madrid Open was the final match of Tuesday’s session but finished on Wednesday at 12.41 AM as she defeated Christina McHale of the United States 6-1 6-2 in 66 minutes.
Maria took the first set in only 25 minutes as she dropped only one game. Maria’s serve was on fire as she didn’t drop a point on her first serve and didn’t face any break points on her serve and was 2/2 on break points won. Even though, Maria dropped only two games in the second set, the set was closer and Maria dropped her serve at the beginning of the second but broke McHale’s serve three times in the set and won matchpoint when McHale hit a shot long.
In Thursday’s third round match, Maria will play Sabine Lisicki of Germany. Maria has played Lisicki five times before and leads the series 4-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2011 Miami R3: Maria won 6-2 6-0
2011 Wimbledon SF: Maria won 6-4 6-3
2012 Australian Open R4: Maria won 3-6 6-2 6-3
2012 Wimbledon 2012 R4: Lisicki won 6-4 6-3
2012 Olympics 2012 R3: Maria won 6-7 6-4 6-3