Maria has had to pull out of her semi-final match against Caroline Garcia of France at the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL in Acapulco, Mexico due to a stomach virus.
On withdrawing, Maria said:
“I’m really sorry to have to withdraw from the tournament. I had a great start to the event and was hoping I could recover in time for tonight’s match but unfortunately it was not enough time. I want to thank the tournament for organizing such a great event and most importantly the fans who were so passionate during all my matches.”
The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is Maria’s next scheduled tournament beginning on March 11.