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Ana suffered a surprise 7-6, 7-5 defeat to Hungarian Melinda Czink in the second round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open. The 11th seed led by a break in both sets but fell to defeat in an hour and 50 minutes.
Ana started well. She broke Czink, against whom she had not lost a set in three previous encounters, and led 2-0.
However, Czink broke back and levelled at 3-3. Two more breaks were exchanged before a tiebreak ensued. The tiebreak was in fact a microcosm of the set as a whole, with Ana leading 3-0 only to let the lead slip and lose it 8-6.
The second set followed a similar pattern, with Ana leading 3-1 only to surrender the advantage. The set looked to be headed into a tiebreak, only for Ana to be broken at 5-5, and then Czink closed out victory.
Ana's serve was the key problem today, as she made 11 double faults.
Ana's next tournament is the Rogers Cup in Toronto, which begins on Monday.