This is a very good result for maria, all things considered. I was expecting it to be a little closer, given that:
1. ashe is no pushover and has just qualified
2. all of the rain and rescheduling aren't easy to cope with
3. maria 's first match on a wildly different surface to clay
4. maria prolly still just feeling her ankle and not wishing to get too carried away.
so, all in all, rather satisfying from masha!
Tout est bien qui finit bien...