Maria has been knocked out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati by Sloane Stephens of the United States. Maria lost 6-2 6-7 3-6 in two hours and 23 minutes.
In the first set, Maria broke Stephens’ serve twice to secure the set 6-2 in only 30 minutes. In the second set, Maria got an early break to lead 2-0 but things started to unravel as Maria eventually dropped the set in a tie-break 7-5. Stephens continued the momentum in the final set as she took it 6-3.
Maria’s next scheduled tournament is the US Open in New York beginning on August 26th.