The draw for the Qatar Total Open in Doha, Qatar has been released and Maria has been drawn to play a qualifier in the first round.
The first seed Maria can face is Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the second round.
Doha is a premier event played on hard courts and Maria is making her fourth appearance in the Qatari capital.
Maria’s best result was winning in the title in 2005 and 2008. The last time Maria played Doha was in 2013, when she reached the semis.