The draw for the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year at the US Open in New York has been released and Maria is seeded No.3 and will face world No.37 Daria Gavrilova in the first round.
Maria has played the 21-year-old twice before and the series is tied 1-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2015 Miami R2: Gavrilova won 7-6 6-3
2015 Rome SF: Maria won 7-5 6-3
This match will be played on Monday or Tuesday.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.30 Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the third round.
Maria is making her eleventh appearance at the US Open and her best result was winning in 2006. Maria reached the fourth round last year.