Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will meet Sabine Lisicki in the 2013 Mutua Madrid Masters third round, which will start on Thursday 9th April at 08:55 GMT being played here at the Park Manzanares in Madrid.
24-year-old Maria Sharapova has overcome against American Christina Mchale in Madrid Masters second round with a 6-1, 6-2 score line and thrashed Alexandra Dulgheru in first round with a 7-5, 6-2. Sharapova has been playing great tennis at the moment and eyeing to clinch hte second clay court title here in Madrid Masters. Russian beauty has clinches Stuttgart Open title beating Li Na in final with a 6-4, 6-3 score line.
World No. 30 Sabine Lisicki has overcome against her second round oppanent Dominika Cibulkova in two sets with a 7-6, 7-6 and defeated Sofia Arvidsson with a 6-3, 6-1 in Madrid Masters first round. She is going to fight hard to win Madrid Masters third round on Thursday.
Both the players are meeting for the sixth time in their tennis career, where Sharapova leads with a 4-1 win loss head-to-head record against Lisicki. The pair last meet at the 2012 Wimbledon fourth round and Russian beauty clinches victory in three sets with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 score line. As per the predications, Sharapova is considered as hot favorite to clinch victory and secure place in the Mutua Madrid Masters fourth round, being played here on outdoor clay courts at the Park Manzanares in Madrid.