Maria defeats Schiavone in Indian Wells

Maria moved into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after she recorded a 6-2 6-1 victory over Francesca Schiavone of Italy. The match against the former Roland Garros champion lasted 62 minutes.

The first set took 34 minutes as Maria won all three of her break points against the Italian. Maria dropped her serve once in the second game but lost only one more game in the set.

Maria’s form continued in the second set as she dropped only one more game to book her spot in the third round as the set lasted 28 minutes.

In Sunday’s third round match, Maria will play No.25 seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Maria has never played the Spaniard before.