The draw for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany has been released and Maria is the top seed and has a bye in the first round in her first clay tournament of 2015.
In the second round, Maria will play Angelique Kerber of Germany or a qualifier. Maria has played the world No.14 six times before and leads the series 4-2.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.6 seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the quarters.
Stuttgart has a very strong field and is only missing two top 10 players.
Maria has won the title in Stuttgart for the last 3 year and remains unbeaten in the Porsche Arena.