The draw for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany has been released and Maria has been drawn to play No.6 seed Caroline Garcia of France.
Maria has played the 24-year-old four times before and leads the series 4-0, here are the matches they have played against each other:
2011 French Open R2: Maria won 3-6 6-4 6-0
2013 Doha R2: Maria won 6-3 6-2
2014 Brisbane R1: Maria won 6-3 6-0
2015 Madrid R2: Maria won 6-2 4-6 7-5
This is Maria’s first clay court tournament of year and she is making her sixth appearance at the Porsche Arena. Maria’s best result was taking the title in 2012, 2013 & 2014. Last year, Maria reached the semis.