The draw for the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in Wuhan, China has been released and Maria is seeded No.3 and has a bye in the first round.
In the second round, Maria will play either Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia or Kurumi Nara of Japan. Maria leads the series 6-4 with Kuznetsova and 1-0 with Nara.
The first seed Maria can meet is No.13 seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the third round.
The Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open is being played for the first time in 2014 and is played on hard courts.