Maria will make her first appearance at the Tianjin Open in Tianjin, China later this year.
The tournament runs from October 9-15 and is an international event. 2017 will be fourth year that this tournament has been held and it is held at the Tianjin Tuanbo International Tennis Center in Tianjin’s Jinghai District.
On playing Tianjin, Maria said:
“It has been great to be a part of the growth of tennis in China and seeing first hand how much work they have put in to create a great tennis atmosphere and environment for us to come and showcase our talents, especially in front of all the Chinese tennis fans who are really passionate about the sport now and watching us play.”
“It will be a new experience for me to visit another beautiful city in China, and in a city that has a growing tennis culture. I know that the tournament is just three years old but I have heard that they have developed a strong reputation delivering a high quality tournament and player experience. I am delighted to be playing there and look forward to seeing everyone at the Tianjin Open.”