Maria pulls out of Stanford

Maria has had to withdraw from the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford due to a left forearm injury.

On doctor’s advice, Maria pulled out of her second round match against No.7 seed Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine which was due to be  played today.

Maria said:
“Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from today’s match. Toward the end of Monday night’s match, I felt pain in my left forearm. After yesterday’s scan, the doctor has recommended I don’t risk further injury. Monday night’s crowd was so special and I wish I could continue playing, but I have to make a preventative decision.”