The draw for the second Grand Slam of the year at the French Open in Paris, France has been released and Maria is seeded second and will face Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in the first round.
Maria has played the world no.49 four times before and leads the series 4-0. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2012 French Open QF: Maria won 6-2 6-3
2013 Madrid QF: Maria won 6-2 6-4
2014 Brisbane QF: Maria won 4-6 6-3 6-2
2014 Beijing R1: Maria won 6-4 6-1
The first seed Maria can meet is No.26 seed Samantha Stosur of Australia in the third round.
Possible seeded opponents in Maria’s half include: No.13 seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic (R4), No.8 seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain (QF) and No.3 seed Simona Halep of Romania (SF).
Maria is making her 13th appearance in the French capital and has won this tournament twice – in 2012 and 2014.