Maria qualifies for Singapore

Maria has become the second qualifier for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, which will be hosted at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 20-26.

Maria said: “I am really excited to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global and to bring the best in women’s tennis to Singapore this October.”

The WTA’s year-end finale, to be held in Singapore for the first time, will feature the top 8 singles players and top 8 doubles teams competing for the coveted title.

This will be Maria’s seventh appearance at the WTA Finals. She won in her debut appearance in 2004, and reached the final in 2007 and 2012. Maria qualified for the event last year but had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. This will be Maria’s final WTA tournament of 2014.