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.
“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.”