Russia will be taking on France in BNP Paribas World Group first round tie indoors in Moscow. Maria is scheduled to play two singles matches, one on Saturday against Virgine Razzano and on Sunday against Alize Cornet.
Here is the full schedule:
1M: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs Alize Cornet (FRA)
2M: Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Virgine Razzano (FRA)
3M: Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs Alize Cornet (FRA)
4M: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs Virgine Razzano (FRA)
5M: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Dinara Safina (RUS) vs Julie Coin/Pauline Parmentier(FRA)
Russia need to win three of the five matches to advance to the semis.