Ana makes winning start in Miami

Ana makes winning start in Miami

Ana moved into the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over American Vania King.

It was not a vintage performance from Ana but she recovered well after going a break down in the second set and was always the better player in hot, humid conditions on Key Biscayne island.

"She was playing really well today I thought, especially in the beginning of the match. She was moving well and executing well, especially off the backhand side and she was going often down the line.

"I was making one or two unforced errors too much in the beginning, but I'm just happy that I took my opportunities. Because these kind of matches can be very tricky and tough. It's important to get through them. And especially in that second set I'm happy that I managed to break her back and come back and win."

The 24-year-old revealed that she hasn't completely recovered from the glute strain that enforced her retirement in Indian Wells. "It's still not 100%, which I was a little bit concerned about," she said.

"But hopefully I can have another day off tomorrow and try and recover. 

"My game is definitely there. I really want to take that confidence from last week on to this one."

Ana will meet either Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia or Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko in round three on Sunday.