Maria is through to the third round of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in Wuhan, China after she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia. Maria won 3-6 6-2 6-2 in two hours and nine minutes.
Under the lights, Maria overcame a tough opponent in the last match of the day in one of the newest events on the 2014 calendar.
Kuznetsova won the first set 6-3 and the momentum switched to Maria’s side of the court in the second set as she broke three times throughout the set as she won the second set 6-2. Maria kept up her form in the third set as she won the set 6-2 and won match point when Kuznetsova hit a shot wide.
In Wednesday’s third round match, Maria will play either No.13 seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia or Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland.