Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany sees Maria seeded 6th and she faces Lucie Safarova in the first round. She’s played Safarova 4 times and leads the series 3-1. If Maria progresses to the quarters, she will meet first seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Stuttgart is Maria’s first clay court tournament of 2014 and she is the 2-time defending champion, and is unbeaten on the indoor clay courts here.
Celebrating her 27th birthday in Stuttgart with her team and friends. Maria wore a traditional dirndl dress alongwith those she was accompanied by. They visited the Breuninger fashion house and Stuttgarter Fruehlingsfest as part of the celebrations. On Facebook, Maria said, “It’s really happening. My German birthday outfit.”