The Colombian tennis player Mariana Duque-Mariño, who will face tomorrow, Tuesday, in the second round of the Madrid Masters the current champion of the tournament and world number three, the Russian María Sharapova, assured this Monday that she faces the match ready to “enjoy” .
“I’m calm, it’s a game to enjoy. I have been winning several matches in this tournament and it’s time to enjoy and try to do my best tennis,” the Colombian tennis player told EFE, who has just won the British Heather Watson in the first round, whom she beat 0-6, 6- 3 and 7-6 (11), in two hours and 26 minutes of fighting in which he raised up to six adverse match balls.
Duque defined Sharapova as “one of the best in the world” and stressed that she has been able to “improve” on terrain that is not as favorable as clay. “That makes it great,” he added.
“I think she is a very tough player, but on this type of surface I think I can do a little damage to her with my game,” Duque bet.
The Colombian tennis player was present along with other tennis players from her country such as Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Rodríguez, Juan Sebastián Cabal, Robert Farah and Alejandro Falla, in a tribute ceremony at the residence of the Colombian ambassador in Madrid, Fernando Carrillo Flórez. EFE