In May, Maria won the , her second title of the year and first in Madrid, defeating in three sets.
At the , Sharapova lost in the third round to , aggravating a bruised bone on her right elbow in the process, which resulted in her eventual withdrawal from the and the.
Sharapova then played on the , a Premier Mandatory event.
Although she was scheduled to play exhibition at the a week later, she pulled out of the tournament because she was unprepared.
La settimana successiva si presentò al con la quarta testa di serie.