The draw for the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati has been released and Maria will play world no.37 Alison Riske of the United States in the first round on Monday at 7.00 PM local time.
Maria has played the 29-year-old three times before and leads the series 3-0. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2010 Birmingham Semi-final: Maria won 6-2 4-6 6-1
2014 Wimbledon R3: Maria won 6-3 6-0
2018 Shenzhen R2: Maria won 4-6 6-3 6-2
The first seed Maria can meet is top seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the second round.
Maria will be playing in Cincinnati for the fifth time and her best result was taking the title in 2011. Maria last played in Cinncinati in 2014 and reached the semis.