Maria is through to the second round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy after a 6-4 6-2 win over world No.45 Christina McHale of the United States.
The match lasted an hour and 34 minutes as Maria won her fifth consecutive match against her opponent.
It was a solid win for Maria as she hit 21 winners to her McHale’s 7 winners throughout the match.
In the second round, Maria will play No.16 seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia. Maria has played the 35-year-old twice before and leads the series 2-0. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2011 French Open R1: Maria won 6-3 6-0
2017 Madrid R1: Maria won 4-6 6-4 6-0
This match will be played on Tuesday at 7.30 PM local time (1.30 PM ET & 10.30 AM PT) on Center Court.