Ana loses see-saw clash

Ana loses see-saw clash

Ana narrowly lost an undulating three set match to Russian world No.25 Elena Vesnina. The 25-year-old was defeated 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(1) in her final group match at the GARANTi KOZA Tournament of Champions in Sofia.

The second seed started poorly but turned things around spectacularly. After losing the first set she took the second then moved ahead 5-2 in the decider, only to allow her opponent back in, before losing the tiebreak.

Despite the defeat, Ana qualified for the semi-finals in second place from Group B. She will take on top seed Simona Halep, the winner of Group A, in the last four on Saturday.

"It was a tough and strange match. She started very well but after some games I managed to get back in the score," said Ana. 

"Perhaps I got too relaxed after taking the second set because I knew that I am through. The emotions were too strong.

The match against 14th-ranked Halep is scheduled to take place at 5.20pm local time (4.20pm Central European Time; 11.20am Eastern Time). Click here for live point-by-point scoring from the Arena Armeec.