Sharapova survives a bad upset in Madrid

Huge a scare for Maria Sharapova.

The Russian Beauty was having a rather smooth match against world no. 57 Christina Mchale to win the opener 6-1. In the second set Maria didn’t manage to put any distance between her and the American to lose the second set 6-4. The big scare came in the decider as Maria was 1-4 down. At that point it was Christina to melt down just on the finishing line to lose 5 consecutive games (painful!). Sharapova finally won 6-1 4-6 6-4. Match Stats.

Next vs. Stosur

Maria will play Sam Stosur in the third round.  Head to head is 12-2 for the Russian.