The draw for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy has been released and Maria is seeded third and has a bye in the first round.
In the second round, Maria will play either Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia or a qualifier. Maria has played Gajdosova twice before and leads the series 2-0.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.15 seed Madison Keys of the United States.
Maria will be making her eighth appearance in the Italian capital and has won the title twice, in 2011 and 2012. Last year, Maria reached the third round.
This will be Maria’s final clay court tournament before the French Open.