March 14, 2009
Maria is out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in the 3rd round. Maria lost 3-6 6-2 3-6 in 2 hours and 43 minutes to #18 seed Jie Zheng of China in the 3rd round.
Maria had chances to take the match and in the 3rd set broke Zheng to lead 3-2 but at the changeover had treatment for an elbow injury and didn't win a game after that.
Maria's next tournament will be the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami which begins on March 23rd.
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