I actually think Maria is playing well. She was far from her best in Madrid/Rome last year and she won Rome and would have probably won Madrid if she hadn't played Serena. The same story is this year. She isn't playing her best, but she is so ahead of the rest of the tour that she doesn't need to. As fans, we didn't have that luxury back in 2009-2011.
So all these people attacking Maria for having cakewalk draws are ridiculous
If anything, Maria's draw has been way more difficult than Serena's so far
And does it even matter? Li, Kvitova, Stosur, Woz, etc. mostly lose to scrubs anyway, so the draw doesn't even matter that much