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Maria will be playing two matches in the Coca Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Friday and Saturday.

In Manila, Maria will be playing for the Manila Mavericks and will play against Kristina Mladenovic (UAE Royals) on Friday and on Saturday against Ana Ivanovic (Micromax Indian Aces). Action begins at 7.30 PM local time both nights.

Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Daniel Nestor, Carlos Moya, Treat Huey and Kirsten Flipkens join Maria on the Manila Mavericks team.

Each team will play five sets (Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles & Men’s Legends Singles). No-ad scoring applies for each game and each game won counts as one point for the team’s total. Each set is played first to six games with a 5 minute Shoot-out at 5-all.  There will be no change overs, and the player that wins the most points within the four minutes wins the set.

The International Premier Tennis League brings together current champions, tennis legends and upcoming talent in a format that’s never been seen before. Created to fulfill the increasing demand for top-level tennis in Asia, it’s the first city-based professional league in the world, played across four countries.

From 28th November to 13th December, 2014, the teams will play a total of 24 matches in a round robin format to determine the inaugural IPTL League Champion.