The draw for the final Grand Slam of the year at the US Open in New York has been released and Maria is seeded No.3 and will play world number 90 Melinda Czink of Hungary in the first round. Maria has never played the 29-year-old before. This match will be played on Monday.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.27 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain.
Maria has played the US Open eight times before and her best result was winning in 2006. Last year Maria reached the third round and has 160 points to defend.