Maria is into the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne after a dominating win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden.
The match finished after midnight as Maria won 6-2 6-1 in 71 minutes for her 600th career win.
Maria broke Peterson’s serve twice in first set as she won it 6-2 in 34 minutes when the Swede hit a backhand long.
Maria raced into a 4-0 lead in the second set and after a long deuce game in the sixth game which Maria won to lead 5-1, Maria broke Peterson in the next game to book her spot in the last 32 when Peterson hit a backhand long.
In Friday’s third round match, Maria will play No.3 seed and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. Maria has played Wozniacki ten times before and leads the series 6-4. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2008 Doha QF: Maria won 6-0 6-1
2008 Rome R3: Maria won 6-4 7-6
2010 US Open R4: Wozniacki won 6-3 6-4
2011 Indian Wells SF: Wozniacki won 6-1 6-2
2011 Rome SF: Maria won 7-5 6-3
2012 Miami SF: Maria won 4-6 6-2 6-4
2013 Indian Wells F: Maria won 6-2 6-2
2014 US Open R4: Wozniacki won 6-4 2-6 6-2
2014 WTA Finals RR: Wozniacki won 7-6 6-7 6-2
2015 Madrid QF: Maria won 6-1 3-6 6-3