The latest news about Ana!

Ana guaranteed top seven seeding May 21st 2007

Ana stays at No.8 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles rankings, which are published today. Consequently, she will be seeded in the top seven at Roland Garros next week – the 19-year-old's highest ever position at a Grand Slam.

The elevation in the seedings is due to the withdrawal of world No.6 Martina Hingis from the clay court major. It means that Ana cannot face any of the other top eight seeds before the quarter-final stage.

Ana vs Kuznetsova highlights May 20th 2007

Right-click here and "Save Target As" to watch specially-edited highlights of Ana's 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final of the Qatar Telecom German Open last week.

Ana vs Schnyder highlights May 18th 2007

Right-click here and "Save Target As" to watch specially-edited highlights of Ana's superb 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 win over Patty Schnyder in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Telecom German Open last week.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

Berlin photos May 17th 2007

Dozens of photos of Ana in action at the Qatar Telecom German Open, which she won, are now in the Gallery.

Off-court images from Germany have also been added to the new Candid 2007, Part Two album.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

April competition winners May 16th 2007

Thanks to everyone who entered the April competition. We received many entertaining entries that the judges very much enjoyed reading.

Entrants were asked to submit a story detailing how and why they first became a supporter of Ana. Deciding the winners proved to be an extremely difficult task, with so many high quality entries. Congratulations to everyone who took part:

Injury forces Rome withdrawal May 15th 2007

Ana has been forced to pull out of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia due to the ankle injury she sustained in the Berlin final on Sunday.

The 19-year-old was hoping to play after receiving a positive diagnosis from a doctor on Monday and she received no fewer than five treatment sessions yesterday. However, after practice this morning she felt more pain in her ankle.

Ana to play in Rome May 15th 2007

After consulting with a doctor in Rome on Monday morning, Ana has decided to compete in the Internazionali BNL D’Italia as scheduled. Her participation was in doubt after she injured her left ankle during her 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Berlin final.

The 19-year-old, who won the Qatar Telecom German Open yesterday, is seeded 12th for a second successive Tier I event on clay. She will face Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round on Tuesday.

Ana leaps to No.8 May 14th 2007

Ana’s victory in last week’s Qatar Telecom German Open sees her rocket into the top 10. The 19-year-old moves up eight places to No.8, thus fulfilling the rankings goal she set herself at the end of last season.

“I’m really pleased about this!” said Ana. “At the start of the year my goal was to reach the top 10. It is always difficult making goals like this, because then a lot of people ask you about it quite a lot, but I am very happy that I have achieved this.

Victorious Ana keeps feet on ground May 13th 2007

Ana was elated after beating world No.4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 in the final of the Qatar Telecom German Open, but she is not getting carried away about her chances of Grand Slam success.

“This week has been really amazing for me,” said Ana, who will be 8th when the new world rankings are published tomorrow. “I have beaten some very good players and today against Svetlana was just fantastic.

Superb Ana sweeps to title May 13th 2007

Ana beat world No.4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 in an enthralling final of the Qatar Telecom German Open. The 19-year-old collects the second Tier I title of her career and soars to No.8 in the world rankings.

It was a thrilling match. Ana began slowly and dropped serve as the Russian former US Open champion led 3-0. Kuznetsova added a further break and held a commanding 5-1 advantage before Ana scored her first break of the match. However, the 21-year-old served out the set to love, taking it 6-3.