The draw for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy has been released and Maria has been drawn to play No.16 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the first round.
Maria has never played the 22-year-old before. This match will be played on Tuesday.
Maria is making her tenth appearance in the Italian capital and her best result winning the title in 2011, 2012 & 2015. Last year Maria reached the second round.