The draw for the third Grand Slam of the year at Wimbledon has been released and Maria is seeded third and will face Kristina Mladenovic of France in the first round.
Maria has never played the 39th ranked 20-year-old before. This match will be played on Monday.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.27 year old Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the third round.
This will be Maria’s eleventh appearance at the All England Club and her best result was her magical run to the title in 2004. Last year, reached the fourth round and has 280 points to defend.