Maria Sharapova Visits Colosseum In Rome
Sharapova defeated McHale and advanced to the second round in Rome. How it was
18:00. This concludes our broadcast. Thank you for your attention, see you again!
17:50. Commentary by Shamil Tarpishchev after Maria's victory over McHale: We are happy that Maria plays so well and returned well.
17:32. Dinara Safina expressed her attitude towards Maria for the Spanish edition of Punto de Break. I am glad that Sharapova is back. I'm sorry that she had to go through all this because she is a wonderful person and a great champion. It was very accepted to see her on the court again. In my opinion, Sharapova's reception on Tour was not very fair.
17:22. If Maria reaches the semifinals, she will move to the top 100 and will definitely get into the main draw Wimbledon.
17:12. Note that thanks to this victory, Sharapova definitely got at least in the Wimbledon rating qualification.
17:07 . Match statistics. Maria won seven out of seven goals at the net.
17:02. Maria Sharapova left into the second round! With a score of 6: 4, 6: 2, she outplayed Christina McHale.
16:57. Failed to apply for the match Maria, 5: 2 is the Russian woman, and the American serves.
16:52. Maria made another break, she is ahead 5: 1 in the second game and serves for the match.
16:43. Maria had four break points, but failed to win the seventh game in a row. McHale held the serve.
16:38 . The Russian won six games in a row, she is ahead 6: 4, 3: 0.
16:33. In the second set Maria already made a break and led 2: 0.
16:28. First set statistics.
16 : 23. The rival of the winner of this match is known. She will play with Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who beat Lucy Shafarzhova.
16:20. Maria was three times behind in this match, but was able to make the fourth break in 10 m game and won the set 6: 4!
16:10 . Before the eighth game, their coaches came to the tennis players. Maria continued to fight with herself and mistakes and for the third time evened the score - 4: 4!
16: 04 . Sharapova reciprocated reciprocity and made a double on a break point in the next game. McHale took the lead with a break for the third time - 3: 4.
15:59. The game turned out to be not easy, the girls again fought with the score exactly. Christina could not stand her nerves, and she made two doubles in a row, including at the break point - 3: 3.
15:53 . For the first time I took a game on Sharapova's serve - and immediately went to zero.
15:50 . Masha is not doing everything yet - there are too many mistakes, there was also a double one. Although Sharapova is trying to play the first number and looks more aggressive in general, while McHale is again ahead of the break - 3: 1.
15:35. Despite a bad start, Sharapova added pressure and immediately played the break. Christinahelped to earn a break point with a double mistake.
15:31. The Russian woman has a lot of mistakes at the start. The opponent took advantage of Maria's lack of first serve and immediately made a break - 0: 1.
15:26 . Sharapova is the first to serve. On the tower, the match will be served by a Chinese woman Quan Zhang .
15:22 . Journalists write that today it is quite hot in Rome, which explains why people are in no hurry to take their seats. Coming soon!
15:20 . The girls appear on the center court!
15:10. Remind you that we have the text broadcast of the match will go. Come in:
15:00. In 1 hour 49 minutes Berdykh beat M. Zverev - 7: 6 (9: 7), 6: 4. Our court is free. The match will start in about 10-15 minutes.
14:55. Meanwhile, in the Pietrangeli arena in the Shafarzhova-Lucic match, the matter is approaching a tie-break - 5: 6, serving Czech .
14:50 . Some more photos of Mary from the Colosseum.
14:45 . Berdych made a break in the second set, which means it's time to talk about today's rival Masha.
The American met with Sharapova four times, personal meetings 4: 0 in Maria's favor. And three times they played on the ground. The last victory was given to Masha with great difficulty - 6: 1, 4: 6, 6: 4 in Madrid 2014.
14:35 . Maria enjoys being in Rome.
14:25 . But Lucy Shafarzhova and Mariana Lucic-Baroni have already started the game. The winner of this very meeting goes in the second round to someone from the Sharapova-McHale pair.
14:20 . Tomas Berdych and Misha Zverev , after which Sharapova and McHale should appear on the center court, finished only the first set so far - the Czech won 7: 6 (8: 6). So the schedule at the main stadium of Foro Italico is shifted by at least half an hour.
14:15 . There is a great audience here who loves sports - and not only tennis. They get sick very passionately and help athletes show their maximum level, - Sharapova said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. The audience loudly supports the Russian woman even in training.
14:10 . Maria has been in Rome for a few days, and she had her first training session on local courts on Friday.
14:00 . Alas, Daria Kasatkina injured her ankle too seriously and was forced to withdraw from the match against Strytsova. Let's hope that the Russian woman will recover to the Parisian Major.
13:55. And yesterday Sharapova took part in the promotional campaign of the tournament in Rome andplayed tennis with Tomas Berdych at the Colosseum.
13:50 . Most likely, it is in this dress that Maria will perform at Roland Garros.
13:45 ... Meanwhile, on the second most important court, Daria Kasatkina is fighting with Barbara Strytsova . Now Dasha has twisted her leg very unpleasantly, and the doctor has been casting a spell on her leg for several minutes. The big question is whether the Russian woman will be able to continue the fight.
You can follow the text broadcast of the match here .
13:40 . One of the main memories is when I first lifted the trophy of the tournament in Rome in 2011 over my head. This I will never forget. This was my first big win on clay. It was then that I figured out how to play on a sandy surface. We can say that my tennis here has become more whole and more mature. After that, I became much more confident in myself, and this helped me to win Roland Garros the next year. It is a special place, full of charm, history, with ancient statues. I first came here when I was very little, and was immediately fascinated by the beauty of Rome - Maria said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
13:35 . You can read the announcement of the tournament in Rome here:
Sharapova's Roman vacations
The third week of May will host a major a combined tournament in Rome with a total prize fund of more than 6.8 million euros.
13:30. May 15 at about 14:30 Moscow time Maria Sharapova will start its seventh match after a 15-month suspension for consuming meldonium. Her meeting at the tournament in Rome with Christina McHale will take place on the center court. In our broadcast, we will tell you about the match between the Russian and the American and everything that surrounds him. Follow us online from 1:30 pm.