In the match of the first round, Maria will face No.2 seed Simona Halep of Romania in the first round of the US Open in New York.
This match will be played on Monday and will start after the opening ceremony which begins at 7.00 PM on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Maria has played the 25-year-old six times before and leads the series 6-0. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2012 Indian Wells R3: Maria won 6-3 6-4
2012 Beijing R1: Maria won 7-5 7-5
2014 Madrid Final: Maria won 1-6 6-2 6-3
2014 French Open Final: Maria won 6-4 6-7 6-4
2014 Cincinnati QF: Maria won 3-6 6-4 6-4
2015 WTA Finals RR: Maria won 6-4 6-4
Maria’s best result in the final Grand Slam of the year was taking the title in 2006. Maria last played in New York in 2014 and reached the fourth round.