The latest news about Ana!

Ask Ana #61 Sep 6th 2007

jimbo: Hi Ana. When you are constantly moving from one country to another, is it weird with the different time zones they have, and how long does it take to get used to?

Tournament schedule announced Sep 4th 2007

Ana today releases her schedule for the remaining tournaments in 2007. Her next tournament begins in two-and-a-half weeks.

She will compete in the FORTIS Championships in Luxembourg (September 24-30). The 19-year-old is currently the highest-ranked player to have entered.

Ana will then play in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart (October 1-7) and then the Zurich Open (October 15-21).

Though she has not entered, Ana has left open the option of playing in the Generali Ladies Linz (October 22-28).

US Open photos Sep 4th 2007

Images of Ana in action at the US Open are now in the Gallery.

Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

Ana remains upbeat after defeat Sep 3rd 2007

Despite the obvious disappointment of her 6-4 6-2 loss to Venus Williams, Ana was typically quick to praise her opponent:

“She's a great player, and serve was one of the key things today because she was serving really well," said the teenager.

Venus defeats Ana at US Open Sep 3rd 2007

For the second Grand Slam in a row, Ana exited at the hands of former No.1 Venus Williams. The 6-4, 6-2 fourth round defeat on Arthur Ashe Stadium brings an end to Ana's thrilling Grand Slam season..

Ana’s early form seemed to spell trouble for Venus; she opened the match with a 116mph ace up the middle and later crushed a blazing forehand winner that skid off the baseline to secure the initial service hold.

Ana vs Venus Sep 2nd 2007

Ana faces six-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. It will be the pair’s fourth meeting and their second in successive Grand Slams, after the American’s straight sets victory at Wimbledon two months ago.

Though 27-year-old Williams has won all three of their previous meetings, Ana is quietly confident of scoring an upset against the 12th seed. She has been in good form in the early rounds.

USA Network feature Sep 1st 2007

USA Network yesterday aired a delightful exclusive feature on Ana.

Click here to watch (video opens in your default media player or right-click and "Save Target As" to download).

The Divx codec is required to play the video. It can be downloaded here.

Progress pleases Ana Sep 1st 2007

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 storms into round four Aug 31st 2007

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 vs Dushevina Aug 31st 2007

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.