Ana named second best-looking player

Ana named second best-looking player

Ana has finished second in the ACE Hot List, the annual rundown of the world’s sexiest tennis players. In an extremely close poll, Ana was runner-up to Maria Sharapova.

In order to decide the top 10s, ACE Tennis magazine, Britain’s biggest selling tennis magazine, invited fans to vote for their ten favourite players online. Ten points were awarded for a first place selection, nine points for a second place choice, and so forth down to one point for a tenth place ranking.

The points were tallied and the shortlists of 24 were narrowed down to 10. After this first stage of the judging process, Ana was in third place.

The shortlists were then handed over to an “expert” panel to rank, using the same points system. Ana finished just two points behind Sharapova.

Last year Ana came seventh in the yearly poll, which was launched in 2001. James Blake is this year’s male winner.

Here are some of the panellists’ comments about Ana:

Mansour Bahrami, former grand slam doubles champion
“I like her. She’s my No.1. She’s a very nice girl.”

Mark Curry, television personality
“I love her on-court determination, it’s very attractive. She really wants to win, and she is in terrific shape. A real personality. There is something very different about her.”

Cynthia Lum, tennis photographer
“This dark classic beauty has the kind of looks that keep getting better. Reminds me of Catherine Zeta-Jones.”

Simon Reed, Eurosport commentator
“When I first saw her at a press conference in Melbourne I thought, ‘why have they brought in models?’ Then I realised who it was. She’s stunning.”

Lisa Smosarski, editor, Bliss magazine
“I like her because she is curvy and looks very different from the average tennis player. There is something really appealing about her. Lovely skin and oozes sex appeal compared with some of the others, who are the girls next door.”

For full results, click here or see the current issue of ACE Tennis Magazine.