Ana up to No.19

Ana up to No.19

Ana has risen one place to No.19 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings. Following her semi-final appearance in the doubles competition in Tokyo, Ana’s doubles ranking soars 51 places to No.95.

In the Porsche Race, the standings that determine the eight qualifiers for the WTA Championships in Madrid in November, Ana climbs nine places to No.21.

The only change within the singles top 10 sees Tokyo winner Elena Dementieva swap places with Patty Schnyder, with the Russian moving up a place to No.8. Nicole Vaidisova rises to a career-best No.13 while Russian Anastasia Myskina moves up two positions to No.11, the highest she has been in six months.

Martina Hingis, who was a finalist in Tokyo’s Toray Pan Pacific Open last week, is back in the top 50 despite having only three events to her name since her comeback. The 25-year-old Swiss is up to No.48.

In the doubles list, Samantha Stosur and Lisa Raymond, who beat Ana and Maria Kirilenko in Tokyo, move to No.1 and No.2 respectively.

Ana’s next tournament is the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp next week, where she has just one point to defend having lost in the First Round there last year.

By Gavin Versi