Maria has pulled out of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey due to a continuing right shoulder injury. The final event of 2013 runs from October 22 to 27.
On Facebook, Maria said:
As I am sure you have heard, I unfortunately withdrew from the Championships this year. On the bright side, my shoulder has really improved in the last week, and I can finally begin my strength rehab, before getting back on the court again. I will start my off season preparations early and use my exhibition matches in the month of December in Bogota, Mexico City and Thailand to get some matches going. Thank you for all your sweet messages and especially the Shara-Videos…I have seen them all 🙂 See you soon!