Queen Maria advances in straight sets in Indian Wells.
The Russian beauty wins this match in just 78 minutes. The first set was quite bumpy for Maria that committed 6 double faults in 6 service games to be broken twice. In the second set Maria did step up to drop only 7 points.
“The first set was so up and down I had to buckle down, stepping into the returns and getting in a few more first serves. It was a slow start. Just didn’t get a good rhythm on her game from the beginning.
“I think maybe I was going for the lines a little bit more than I had to, especially in the first few games when you don’t know too much about your opponent or haven’t played her.”
Next vs. Errani
Maria will play the Italian Sara Errani in the quarters. Hea to head is 2-0 for Maria that won 6-3 6-2 in both occasions.