The draw for the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in Wuhan, China has been released and Maria is seeded No.2 and has a bye in the first round.
In the second round, Maria will play either Barbora Strycova or a qualifier.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.16 seed Sara Errani of Italy in the third round.
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Maria is playing this Premier 5 event for the second time in her career – last year Maria reached the second round.