The draw for the Miami Open has been released and Genie will face world No.92 Ashleigh Barty of Australia in her first match.
Genie has never played the 20-year-old before who recently won her first WTA title in Kuala Lumpur a couple of weeks ago.
The first seed Genie can meet is No.14 seed Samantha Stosur of Australia in the second round.
Genie is making her fifth appearance on the hard courts in Miami and her best result was reaching the second round in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Last year Genie lost in the first round to Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic.