Maria is out of the Australian Open in Melbourne in the first round.
Maria lost 3-6 4-6 to No.19 seed Donna Vekic of Croatia.
After the match, Maria said:
“I can speak about my struggles and the things that I’ve gone through with my shoulder, but it’s not really in my character to. So, you know, I was there. I put myself out there. As tough as it was, I finished the match and, yeah, it wasn’t the way that I wanted.”
“It’s tough to say I’m on the right track right now 45 minutes after the match. But, I mean, there is no way to get out of it except to keep believing in yourself, because if you do do all the right things and you don’t believe in yourself, then that’s probably a bad formula.”