Maria has been knocked out of the Qatar TOTAL Open in Doha at the semi-final stage. Maria lost 3-6 2-6 in an hour and 13 minutes to No.2 seed Serena Williams of the United States.
When the new WTA rankings are released on Monday, Maria will remain in No.3 spot with 9715 points.
Maria’s next tournament is the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The Premier mandatory event begins on March 6th.