Maria was knocked out of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami by No.1 seed Serena Williams of the United States in the semis. Maria lost 4-6 3-6 in an hour and 37 minutes.
In both sets, Maria led 4-1 and 2-0 respectively with one break of serve but was unable to maintain the leads against the world no.1.
Maria’s next tournament will be the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany beginning on April 21st. This will be Maria’s first tournament on clay of 2014.