Maria will play her first match of 2013 on Wednesday at the Brisbane International. Maria will face Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia in the second round.
Maria has played the 183rd ranked player twice before and leads the series 2-0, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2009 Los Angeles R1: Maria won 6-0 6-4
2010 US Open R1: Maria won 4-6 6-3 6-1
On New Years Eve, Maria took part in Tennis Hot Shots which is a fun way to teach kids to play tennis.