According to Max Eisenberg, Maria's agent, Maria is most likely done for the year. Not surprising given the fact that she gave an interview this week where she said that she has to sleep on her back because of the pain in her shoulder.
Let's face it, like her or hate her, it's just not the same when Masha's not playing. Her competitiveness, her fight, her game, and her star power are good for the women's game. I was really hoping she'd return in time for the YECs in Doha.
But don't feel too bad for Maria. She'll be spending her fall rehabbing in this hotel. NICE.