The draw for the Porsche Tennis Prix in Stuttgart, Germany has
been released and Maria is the top seed and has a bye in the first
In the second round, Maria will play either Lucie Safarova of the
Czech Republic or Mona Barthel of Germany. The first seed Maria can
meet is No.8 seed Nadia Petrova of Russia in the quarters.
Last year, Maria made her debut appearance at the indoor clay
premier event and came away the champion defeating world no.1
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the final.