Pennetta knocks Maria out of Indian Wells

Maria’s BNP Paribas Open campaign is over after a 6-3 3-6 2-6 loss to No.15 seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy in the fourth round.

After winning the first set by breaking the Italian twice, Maria was unable to maintain the lead as the defending champion won the next two sets to advance to the quarters.

The Miami Open presented by Itaú will be Maria’s next tournament beginning on March 24th.