Maria was defeated by Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in her second match at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Maria lost 3-6 2-6 in 75 minutes.
In the first set Maria got an early break but was broken in the fourth game as the Czech levelled the set 2-2 and won four of the next five games to take the set 6-3. Kvitova raced into a 5-0 lead in the second set, Maria then won the next two games but the lead was too big as Kvitova took the set 6-2.
On Friday at 1.30 PM local time, Maria will play her final round robin match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Maria has played Radwanska twelve times before and leads the series 10-2. Here are the matches they have played:
2007 Istanbul QF: Maria won 6-2 3-6 6-0
2007 US Open R3: Radwanska won 6-4 1-6 6-2
2008 Doha SF: Maria won 6-4 6-3
2009 Toronto QF: Maria won 6-2 7-6
2009 Tokyo SF: Maria won 6-3 2-6 6-4
2010 Stanford SF: Maria won 1-6 6-2 6-2
2010 Cincinnati R3: Maria won 6-2 6-3
2011 Roland Garros R4: Maria won 7-6 7-5
2012 Miami F: Radwanska won 7-5 6-4
2012 WTA Championships RR: Maria won 5-7 7-5 7-5
2013 Stuttgart QF: Maria won 6-4 6-3
2014 Madrid SF: Maria won 6-1 6-4
To have a chance of qualifying for the semis, Maria needs to win this match in straight sets and for Caroline Wozniacki to defeat Petra Kvitova in straight sets on Friday.