Maria out of Madrid

Maria’s run at the Mutua Madrid Open is over after a 2-6 4-6 loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia. The match lasted an hour and 29 minutes as Kuznetsova ended Maria’s 10-match winning streak in the Spanish capital.

Kuznetsova broke Maria twice in the first set and won the set 6-2 in 35 minutes. A break in the fifth game in the second set gave Kuznetsova the crucial break in the second set as she wrapped up the win 6-4.

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy will be Maria’s next tournament beginning on Monday.