Maria will be playing her first tournament this year in Asia at the China Open in Beijing which runs from September 30 to October 8.
The tournament is a premier mandatory event played on hard courts and Maria will be making her seventh appearance in the Chinese capital. Maria’s best result was winning the title in 2014 and she also made the final in 2012.
On playing Beijing, Maria said:
“Hello, my SharaFamily in China. I’m very happy to announce that I will return to Beijing and play the China Open this October. This is especially exciting as it will be my first tournament in Asia this year!
Whenever I play in Beijing, my SharaFamily always shows me such great support. I will never forget the last time I won the title in 2014, and how much you cheered for me on the Diamond Court. I am so grateful for your support, and look forward to seeing you soon.”