Maria was defeated by top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in
the final of the China Open in Beijing. Maria lost 3-6 1-6 in an
hour and 27 minutes on the Diamond Court.
In the WTA rankings to be released on Monday, Maria remains at
No.2 with 9135 points.
Maria's next tournament will be the TEB BNP Paribas WTA
Championships in Istanbul beginning on October 23rd. This is
Maria's final event of 2012.