Maria will open up proceedings on Rod Laver Arena at the
Australian Open on Monday. Maria will be playing Olga Puchkova of
Russia in her first round match.
Maria has never played the 25-year-old before and the match will
begin at 11.00 AM local time (1.00 AM CET, 7.00 PM ET on Sunday
& 4.00 PM PT on Sunday).
On Margaret Court Arena today, Maria played a friendly exhibition
against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and won 7-4.