Maria was defeated at the final hurdle at the French Open in Paris as she lost 4-6 4-6 to No.1 seed Serena Williams of the United States.
Maria started the match off well by breaking Williams in the second game when Williams hit a backhand wide but lost her serve in the next game. Williams broke again to lead 3-2 and in the eight game Maria levelled the set 4-4 by breaking Williams. Williams then won the next two games to take the first set. In the second set, Williams got the first break to lead 2-1 and this one break was enough as she won the set 6-4.
Wimbledon will be Maria’s next tournament beginning on June 24th.