The draw ceremony for the final event of 2012 was conducted at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. The eight competitors were split into two round robin groups.
Maria is in the white group alongside Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova and Sara Errani.
Here is Maria’s record against the three:
vs Radwanska: Maria leads 7-2 – Radwanska won the last meeting in Miami 7-5 6-4 in 2012
vs Kvitova: Maria leads 4-2 – Maria won the last meeting at Roland Garros 6-3 6-3 in 2012
vs Errani: Maria leads 1-0 – Maria won the only meeting at Roland Garros 6-3 6-2 in 2012
Maria will play each of these players once and the two players who finish at the top of the group will advance to the semis.
Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber and Li Na make up the red group.