Maria has pulled out of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in
Istanbul, Turkey due to a continuing right shoulder injury. The
final event of 2013 runs from October 22 to 27.
On Facebook, Maria said:
As I am sure you have heard, I unfortunately withdrew from the
Championships this year. On the bright side, my shoulder has really
improved in the last week, and I can finally begin my strength
rehab, before getting back on the court again. I will start my off
season preparations early and use my exhibition matches in the
month of December in Bogota, Mexico City and Thailand to get some
matches going. Thank you for all your sweet messages and especially
the Shara-Videos...I have seen them all :) See you soon!