Maria has withdrawn from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany which begins next week.
On withdrawing, Maria said:
“To all my amazing fans in Germany that travel to see me play my favourite tournament in Stuttgart each year, I am really sorry to inform you that I have just run out of time to be ready to play Stuttgart. I am making very good progress but just not ready to compete at the highest level.”
Maria first played the indoor clay tournament in 2012 and won it for three straight years from 2012-2014.