The draw for the second Grand Slam of the year at the French Open in Paris, France has been released and Maria is seeded No.2 and will play Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei in the first round.
In WTA competition, Maria has played Hsieh once before at Wimbledon last year in the third round and won 6-1 6-4.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.28 seed Tamira Paszek of Austria in the third round.
Maria is defending her title from last year which she magically won to complete the career Grand Slam. Maria is making her straight eleventh appearance on the red clay of Roland Garros.