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Ana was again happy with her performance after beating Vera Dushevina 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of the US Open. The teenager moves into round four for the first time in her short career, and has dropped just 10 games in the process.
“I'm really happy with the result,” said Ana. “She's a tough opponent. “She played good the last couple of matches, so I expected a tough match out there. But I was really happy with the result. It’s always nice to get through like this. I played some good tennis.”
Ana produced another supremely accomplished display as she saw off world No.58 Vera Dushevina 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of the US Open. The victory means that Ana has achieved her best result yet at Flushing Meadows.
As she so often does when facing players ranked beneath her, Ana made a fast start. She broke the 20-year-old in the opening game and surged into a 4-0 lead.
Winners flowed, as Ana surged into a 4-0 lead. She smiled broadly as she hit a wonderful backhand winner in the fourth game, a sign of her relaxed frame of mind.
Ana faces world No.58 Vera Dushevina in the third round of the US Open today. The match is scheduled as the second on Louis Armstrong Stadium and should begin sometime after 12.45pm local time (6.45pm Central European Time).
It will be the sixth contest between the two. Ana leads the head-to-head series 3-2, with Dushevina triumphing on the first two occasions, and Ana the last three. That includes a three-set victory in the first round here last year.
After defeating Aravane Rezai 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the US Open, Ana spoke of her satisfaction at progressing through the draw so quickly. By 12.30pm on the first Wednesday of the tournament, she was through to round three, having dropped just six games and spent a mere two hours and seven minutes on court.
Ana moved into the third round of the US Open with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-1 victory over world No.61 Aravane Rezai. The teenager won eight straight games as she recovered from a 3-1 deficit to advance in just 65 minutes.
Fifth-seeded Ana made a slow start, losing the opening three points after Rezai had put her into serve. The 20-year-old broke then held serve and was 3-1 ahead after 20 minutes.
Ana faces world No.61 Aravane Rezai in the second round of the US Open today. The match is scheduled as the first of the day on the venue's biggest arena, the 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe stadium, and will begin at 11am local time (5pm Central European Time).
The match will be the second meeting between the pair, and the second in successive Grand Slams, after Ana beat the Frenchwoman 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-interrupted third round match at Wimbledon two months ago.
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Ana was full of smiles after beating Aiko Nakamura 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the US Open.
"I was really happy with my performance today," she said. "It's never easy first round. Especially last year, we had a tough one [she trailed the Japanese 5-2 before winning 7-5, 6-3]. I was expecting a tough match again.
Ana confidently moved into round two of the US Open with a 6-1, 6-1 dismantling of world No.52 Aiko Nakamura. The fifth seed triumphed in just 62 minutes as she got her Grand Slam campaign off to a near perfect start.
The 19-year-old confessed before the match that she expected to be nervous, and sure enough she had trouble with her ball toss in the opening game. She faced a break point, but after saving it she grew in confidence and in the end blew her opponent off the court amid 23 winners.