Maria’s impressive form is continuing at the Australian Open as she has won her second consecutive match without dropping a game. Maria defeated Misaki Doi 6-0 6-0 in 46 minutes.
This is Maria’s fourth time in Grand Slams that she has won a match without dropping a game (2010 US Open vs. Capra, 2012 Roland Garros vs. Cadantu and 2013 Australian Open vs. Puchkova).
Maria took the first set in only 23 minutes. In the set, Maria hit seven winners to five unforced errors. On serve, Maria had a first serve percentage of 53% and won 89% of points on first serve and 50% on second serve. The second set as the first set took 23 minutes and Maria won exactly the same number of points: 24.
In Friday’s third round match, Maria will play No.25 seed Venus Williams of the United States. Maria has played Williams seven times before and leads the series 4-3, here are the matches they have played against each other:
Zurich 2004 Quarter-Final: Maria won 6-3 6-4
Miami 2005 Semi-Final: Maria won 6-4 6-3
Wimbledon 2005 Semi-Final: Williams won 7-6 6-1
Miami 2007 3rd Round: Maria won 2-6 6-2 7-5
Wimbledon 2007 4th Round: Williams won 6-1 6-3
Stanford 2009 Quarter-Final: Williams won 6-2 6-2
Rome 2012 Quarter-Final: Maria won 6-4 6-3