Ana falls to No.19

Ana falls to No.19

Ana has moved down two places to No.19 in the latest Official Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings. Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Flavia Pennetta, who were finalists in last week’s Abierto Mexicano in Acapulco, have overtaken her.

In the Porsche Race, the rankings that are used to determine the eight qualifiers for the season-ending WTA Championships, Ana, who has been inactive for the past two weeks, moves down two places to No.30. Her doubles ranking slips one position to No.95.

Nadia Petrova, who won the Qatar Total Open in Doha last week, rises one place to No.7, while Lindsay Davenport slips to No.4, her lowest ranking since August 2004. Justine Henin-Hardenne is the beneficiary: she moves up a place to No.3 Amelie Mauresmo, whom Petrova beat in the final, remains at No.2 – a win in the gulf would have meant the Frenchwoman moving to the top of the rankings.

Martina Hingis continues her surge through the rankings. Having played just six events the Swiss is already at No.32.

Ana doesn’t have any points to defend from the corresponding events last year so any ranking points she accrues in Indian Wells will be added to her current tally of 912. The draw for the event takes place today at 12pm local time (9pm CET).

By Gavin Versi