The draw for the Qatar TOTAL Open in Doha, Qatar has been
released and Maria is seeded No.3 and has a bye in the first
In the second round, Maria will play either Fatma Al Nabhani of
Oman or Caroline Garcia of France. Maria has never played Al
Nabhani and has played Garcia once before at Roland Garros in 2011
and won 3-6 6-4 6-0.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.16 seed Sloane Stephens of the
United States in the third round.
This is Maria's third appearance at this Premier 5 event and she
is unbeaten at this tournament as she won in 2005 and 2008.