The draw for the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain has been released and Maria has been drawn to play No.17 seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia in the first round.
Maria has played the 35-year-old once before and leads the series 1-0. The one match they played was at the French Open on clay in 2011 and Maria won 6-3 6-0 in the first round match. This match will be played on Sunday and is the second match on Manolo Santana and the schedule of play begins at 11.00 AM local time (5.00 AM ET & 2.00 AM PT).
Madrid is a premier mandatory event and is Maria’s second tournament on clay this year. Maria is making her seventh appearance in the Spanish capital and her result was winning the title in 2014.