The draw for the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain has been drawn and Genie will face world No.43 Alize Cornet of France in the first round.
Genie has played the 27-year-old four times before and the series is tied 2-2. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2013 Strasbourg SF: Cornet won 7-5 6-7 6-3
2014 Wimbledon R4: Genie won 7-6 7-5
2014 Wuhan QF: Genie won 6-3 7-5
2016 Hobart Final: Cornet won 6-1 6-2
The first seed Genie can meet is No.17 seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia in the second round but Maria Sharapova of Russia could be a potential opponent as she plays Lucic-Baroni in round one.
Genie has played in the Spanish capital the past three years and hasn’t managed to get past the first round in three appearances.