An expected result and scoreline from Maria, I guess. We knew she wouldn't breeze through the match (she was 1-4 and 3-5 and, eventually, a setpoint down in the first set), but I think we still knew Maria would fight her way through. Given that it was Maria's first round match (all or most seeded players find the first match the most tricky), the fact that she's still finding her form since the shoulder injury, and that it's Maria's only third Wimbledon match in 2 years, I'll cut her some slack... but she's going to need to improve as the tournament goes on, especially with her service games. However, I'm sure she will.
On a side note... please stop falling over, Maria!
“I’m not the next anyone. I’m the first Maria Sharapova...”
Australian Open Champion 2008 - French Open Champion 2012 & 2014
Wimbledon Champion 2004 - US Open Champion 2006
YEC Champion 2004 - London 2012 Olympics Silver Medalist