I wonder why Maria is not playing doubles at Midland. She couldn't have expected to get far in singles qualies (she lost in QR1) and her ranking is good enough that she should have been able to find plenty of partners to get into the doubles MD directly.
This is Maria's first WTA-level win in almost exactly five years. She must be very happy today!
In QR2 she should be playing the #8 seed, Kolar (#245). Instead she plays Hermoso, who happens to be the last direct acceptance (#409) and who needed three close sets to beat Kolar, 64 57 76(4). Hopefully she'll be tired and Maria can take advantage of it