Maria will play her second round robin match at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals on Thursday in Singapore against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
Here is Thursday’s schedule:
Centre Court – 1.30 PM local time start
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Maria has played Kvitova eight times before and leads the series 6-2, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2010 Memphis Semi-Final: Maria won 6-4 6-3
2011 Wimbledon Final: Kvitova won 6-3 6-4
2011 Tokyo Quarter-Final: Kvitova won 3-4 ret.
2012 Australian Open Semi-Final: Maria won 6-2 3-6 6-4
2012 Stuttgart Semi-Final: Maria won 6-4 7-6
2012 French Open Semi-Final: Maria won 6-3 6-3
2014 Miami Quarter-Final: Maria won 7-5 6-1
2014 Beijing Final: Maria won 6-4 2-6 6-3
Maria needs to win this match to have a chance to finish in the top two of the group.