The draw for the Mallorca Open in Mallorca, Spain has been released and Maria has been drawn to play world no.44 Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia in the first round.
Maria has never played the 21-year-old before and this match will be played on Tuesday.
Here is Tuesday’s schedule:
Pista Central – 11.00 AM CET start
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs. Anastasija Sevatsova (LAT) (2)
Not before 2.00 PM CET
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA) (6)
Not before 4.30 PM CET
Viktoria Kuzmova vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
The first seed, Maria can potentially meet is top seed Angelique Kerber of Germany in the second round.
Mallorca is an international event played on grass and Maria is making her first appearance on the Spanish island.
This will be Maria’s first tournament since the end of January after undergoing a small procedure on her right shoulder in February.