The draw for the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open in Melbourne has been released and Genie will play world no.87 Oceane Dodin of France in the first round.
Genie has never played the 21-year-old before and the match will be played on Monday or Tuesday.
Top seed Simona Halep of Romania is the first seed that Genie can meet in the second round.
Genie is making her sixth appearance at the Sunshine Slam and her best result was reaching the semis in 2014. Last year, Genie reached the third round.