Rome News

Maria will be playing her final tournament before the French Open at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy this week.

Maria is seeded eighth and has a bye in the first round. In the second round, Maria will play either Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia or Monica Puig of Puerto Rico. Maria leads the series 9-1 with Hantuchova and has never played Puig before.

The first seed Maria can meet is No.11 seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the third round.

Maria is making her seventh appearance in the Italian capital and her best result was winning the title in 2011 and 2012. Last year, Maria reached the semis.