The draw for Maria’s first tournament of 2015 has been released at the Brisbane International in Brisbane, Australia and Maria is the top seed and has a bye in the first round.
In the second round, Maria will play either Sabine Lisicki of Germany or a qualifier.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.7 seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the quarters.
Maria has played Brisbane once before and reached the semis last year. Brisbane is played on hard courts and is Maria’s only warm-up before the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open.