BNP Paribas WTA Finals Preview

Maria will play her final event of 2014 at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore beginning on October 20th.

The event features the season’s top eight singles players. The eight players are split into two groups of four and Maria will play each player once and the top two from each group will advance to the semis. Maria will be seeded No.2.

Here are some important dates:
October 18th: Official Draw Ceremony
October 20th-24th: Round Robin action
October 25th: Semi-Finals
October 26th: Final

The event was first played in 1972 and is being held in Singapore for the first time and will be staged at the state-of-the-art, $1.3 billion Singapore Sports Hub.

Maria has played this event six times before and she won the in 2004 in her first appearance in Los Angeles. Maria didn’t play last year due to injury.