Maria scored a straight set victory over Kurumi Nara of Japan to advance to the third round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami. Maria won 6-3 6-4 in an hour and 39 minutes.
Under the lights, Maria had a first serve percentage of 63%. Maria won 61% of points on first serve and 72% on second serve. Maria broke the 22-year-old five times throughout the match.
In Saturday’s third round match, Maria will play no.26 seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. Maria has played the 27-year-old three times before and leads the series 2-1, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2010 Madrid R1: Safarova won 6-4 6-3
2012 Tokyo R3: Maria won 6-2 7-6
2013 Stuttgart R2: Maria won 6-4 6-7 6-3