Maria will face world no.83 Garbine Muguruza of Spain in her first match at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Wednesday.
Maria has never played the 19-year-old before.
Here is Wednesday’s schedule:
Centrale – 12.00 PM local time
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)
Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)