The draw for the VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia has been released and Maria will play No.8 seed Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the first round.
Maria has played the 29-year-old once before in Acapulco in 2015 and won 6-1 4-6 6-2 in the quarters.
This match will be played on Tuesday.
Moscow is played indoors on hard courts and is a Premier event. Maria has played in Moscow three times before and her best result was reaching the quarters in 2005 and 2006.