The draw for the Tianjin Open in Tianjin, China has been drawn and Maria will play top seed Caroline Garcia of France in the first round.
Maria has played the 23-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
Maria is making her first appearance in Tianjin which is an international event.