Maria into Rome last 16

Maria is through to the third round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy after she defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Maria won 6-2 6-2 in 64 minutes.

It was a comfortable win for Maria over the teenager. Maria broke Muguruza’s serve twice in each set and was 4/6 (66%) on break points and didn’t face any break points on her own serve. Maria’s first service was 61% and she won 80% of points on first serve and 68% on second serve.

In Thursday’s third round match to be played at 7.30 PM local time, Maria will play No.16 seed Sloane Stephens of the United States. Maria has played Stephens once before in the third round in Miami last year and won 6-4 6-2.