Maria will play her first match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Thursday against world no.25 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.
Maria has played the 26-year-old twice before and the series is tied 1-1, here are the matches they have played against each other:
Madrid 2010 R1: Safarova won 6-4 6-3
Tokyo 2012 R2: Maria won 6-2 7-6
The match is scheduled fourth on Centre Court and won’t start before 6.00 PM CET (12.00 PM ET and 9.00 AM PT).