Ana’s year in numbers

Ana’s year in numbers

On the eve of the new season we crunch the numbers of Ana’s first full season on Tour:

Ana began 2005 ranked 97 and finished it at No.16 – a rise of 81 places, making her the highest climber into the world’s top 20. It extends Ana’s reputation as a fast mover: in 2004 she climbed 608 places from 705 to 97

Ana’s win-loss record of 40-14 (74%, including qualification) was the 12th best on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

Ana was the fastest server at both the French Open and Wimbledon. At Roland Garros she hit a 194kph (121mph) bomb while at the All England Club she produced a 196kph (123mph) delivery

Ana lost just three first round matches in 2005 (in Antwerp, Berlin and Filderstadt, where she was injured) – a superb achievement for a player in her first full season on Tour

Ana was one of seven players to win a main Tour match 6-0, 6-0. She achieved the ‘double bagel’ over Martina Sucha in the first round of the J & S Cup in Warsaw

Ana’s 9-1 win-loss record in tiebreaks was the 2nd best on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. The only player to win a tiebreak against Ana was Francesco Schiavone in the fourth round of the French Open – a match Ana went on to win

Ana was one of two players – the other was Lucie Safarova – to win a tournament as a qualifier. She came through three rounds of qualifying in Canberra before taking her first ever title in January

A great barometer of a player’s consistency is the frequency with which they lose to players ranked beneath them. Impressively, only three of Ana’s 14 defeats were to players ranked below her (against Dinara Safina in Berlin, versus Virginie Razzano in Antwerp and to Maria Vento-Kabchi at the US Open, where she was afflicted by a pectoral injury)

Ana reached a total of four semi-finals – including both of her last two events (Zurich and Linz)

Ana’s win over No.3 seed Amelie Mauresmo in round three of the French Open was the only time that all top three seeds in a grand slam failed to reach the fourth round

Ana beat three top 10-ranked players – Amelie Mauresmo (No.3) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (No.7) in Miami and Vera Zvonareva (No.10) in Warsaw

Ana played all four grand slams for the first time and compiled a 9-4 win-loss record in the process

Hard courts were Ana’s favourite surface – she won 26 out of 34 matches on them (76%)

31 of Ana’s 40 match wins were in straight sets

Ana never lost more than two matches in a row

Including qualification, Ana won ten straight matches at the very beginning of the year. Amelie Mauresmo halted the streak in round three of the Australian Open

Ana came from a set behind to win four matches. Conversely, she lost twice having won the opening set

Ana is one of three teenagers in the world’s top 20 – the others being Maria Sharapova and Nicole Vaidisova

Ana achieved the unusual distinction of beating the same player twice in the same tournament. She overcame Melinda Czink in qualifying for Canberra then again in the final after the Hungarian had made it into the main draw as a lucky loser

Compiled by Gavin Versi