The draw for the Open GDF SUEZ in Paris, France has been released and Maria is the top seed and has a bye in the first round.
In the second round, Maria will play either Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia or Marina Erakovic of New Zealand. Maria has played Hantuchova nine times before and leads the series 8-1 and has never played Erakovic.
The first seed Maria can meet is no.8 seed Kirsten Flipkens in the quarters.
Maria is one of four top 10 players in the draw, the others are Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, Sara Errani of Italy and Angelique Kerber of Germany.
Maria has played Paris once before in 2012 and reached the quarters. Paris is played indoors and is a Premier event.