Ana downs Wickmayer

Ana downs Wickmayer

Ana advanced to the second round of the Generali Ladies Linz thanks to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.

Despite her ranking of 68, Wickmayer was expected to test Ana. She beat Ana in their only meeting prior to today's clash, triumphing two years ago in Rome.

Serving strongly, Ana seized control of the match early on. She broke the Belgian three times in the opening set.

In the second set it was Wickmayer, formerly ranked 12th in the world, who grabbed an early 3-1 lead but Ana hit back and sealed victory after an hour and 15 minutes.

Ana will take on fellow former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in round two. The match is scheduled as the fourth of the day on Wednesday and is expected to take place sometime after 5pm local time (Eastern Time).

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