The draw for the Hobart International in Hobart, Australia has been released and Genie is unseeded and will face world No.60 Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States in the first round.
Genie has played the 30-year-old twice before and Mattek-Sands leads the series 2-0. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2014 Sydney R1: Mattek-Sands won 6-4 6-3
2014 Doha R1: Mattek-Sands won 7-5 6-1
The first seed Genie can play is No.8 seed Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in the second round.
Genie is making her first appearance on the hardcourts of the Tasmanian capital and is her final tournament before the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open in Melbourne.