US Open R1: Maria vs. Gavrilova

On Monday, Maria will begin her 2015 US Open campaign against world No.37 Daria Gavrilova of Australia.

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

On playing Gavrilova, Maria said:
“She’s a great player to face in the first round. Our matches have gone back and forth. It’s always tough in a Grand Slam, especially when you haven’t been playing for a while. You feel the nerves. I have managed it quite well.”

Here is Monday’s schedule:
Louis Armstrong Stadium – 11.00 AM start
Kei Nishikori (JPN) (4) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA)
Marin Cilic (CRO) (9) vs. Guido Pella (ARG)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs. Sloane Stephens (USA) (29)
Not Before: 5.00 PM
Maria Sharapova (RUS) (3) vs. Daria Gavrilova (AUS)