Maria has been knocked out of the Australian Open at the
semi-final stage by No.6 seed Li Na of China. Maria lost 2-6 2-6 in
an hour and 33 minutes.
In hot conditions, Li Na took a 4-1 lead in the first set and lost
only one more game as she wrapped up the set 6-2 in 48 minutes. Li
Na again took a 4-1 lead in the second set and lost one more game
in the set as she played her way into her second Australian Open
Maria's next tournament will be Qatar Total Open in Doha, Qatar
which begins on February 11th.