The draw for the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open in Melbourne has been released and Genie has been drawn to play world no.129 Shuai Peng of China on Tuesday.
Genie has played the 33-year-old twice before and leads the series 2-0. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2014 Indian Wells R2: Genie won 6-2 6-2
2017 Australian Open R2: Genie won 7-6 6-2
The first seed Genie can face is no.16 seed Serena Williams of the United States in the second round.
Genie is making her seventh appearance in Melbourne and her best result was reaching the semis in 2014. Last year Genie reached the second round.