Maria will be playing her first tournament since Wimbledon after being sidelined with a right leg injury at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in Wuhan, China.
Maria accepted a wildcard into the Premier 5 event which begins on Sunday.
On playing Wuhan, Maria said:
“I’m looking forward to getting back onto the match court in Wuhan.I have been working hard to get myself ready to compete again, and I can’t wait to get back out there. I really enjoyed my visit to Wuhan last year.”