The draw ceremony for the final event of 2011 was conducted at
the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. The
eight competitors were split into their two round robin
Maria is in the white group alongside Victoria Azarenka, Na Li and
Here is Maria's record against the three:
vs Azarenka: Tied 3-3 - Maria won the last meeting in Rome 4-6 3-0
vs Li: Maria leads 4-3 - Li won the last meeting in Roland Garros
6-4 7-5 in 2011
vs Stosur: Maria leads 9-0 - Maria won the last meeting in
Cincinnati 6-3 6-2 in 2011
Maria will play each of these players once and the two players who
finish at the top of the group will advance to the semis.
Maria said: "I think we all know what to expect going into the
groups. It's the Top 8 girls of the year. You're going to get a
tough group either way and tough opponents. It's just a matter of
being ready from the first match on."
Round-Robin play gets underway on Tuesday.
Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova, Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka
Radwanksa make up the red group.
Click here for photos from the ceremony.