The draw for the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain has been released and is seeded No.3 and will face Timea Bacsinszky in the first round.
Maria has played the 21st ranked Swiss three times before and leads the series 2-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2006 Zurich QF: Maria won 6-4 6-3
2014 Wimbledon R2: Maria won 6-2 6-1
2014 Wuhan R2: Bacsinszky won 7-6 7-5
The first seed Maria can meet is No.14 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the third round.
Madrid is a premier mandatory event and is Maria’s second tournament on clay this year. Maria is making her sixth appearance in the Spanish capital and is the defending champion.