Maria has played her final match of 2012 at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul and lost in the final to Serena Williams of the United States. Maria lost 4-6 3-6 in an hour and 29 minutes.
Maria dropped her serve twice in the match – in the fifth game of the first set and the first game of the second set. The two breaks were enough for Williams to take the title.
In the WTA rankings, Maria will finish 2012 in second spot with 10045 points – 540 points behind world No.1 Victoria Azarenka.