The draw for Maria’s first tournament of 2018 has been released at the Shenzhen Open in Shenzhen, China.
Maria is unseeded and has been drawn to play world No.56 Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania in the first round. Maria has never played the 29-year-old before.
This match will be played on Monday and is the third match on Centre Court and order of play begins at 11.00 AM local time.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.5 seed Wang Qiang of China.
Maria is making her first appearance in Shenzhen which is an international event played on hard courts and is only tournament before the first Grand Slam of year at the Australian Open in Melbourne.