Maria pulls out of Rome

Maria is out of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy after she had to pull out due to left thigh injury in the second round.

Maria was leading her opponent No.16 seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 4-6 6-3 2-1 when she withdrew.

After the withdrawal, Maria issued this statement:
“I apologise for having to withdraw from my match today with a left thigh injury. I will be getting all the necessary examinations to make sure it is not serious. I want to that the tournament for giving me the opportunity to play in this special event again.”