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With the Championships just two days' away, we take a look back at Ana's previous two Wimbledon campaigns. Overall she boasts a 5-2 win-loss record at the All England Club:
Ana made her senior Wimbledon debut in 2005, entering the tournament seeded 19th. Following her quarterfinal appearance at Roland Garros only a few weeks’ earlier, high expectations surrounded Ana as she headed into her first round match against Eastbourne finalist Vera Douchevina.
Ana has been drawn to face world No.137 Melinda Czink in the opening round of the Championships, which begin at Wimbledon on Monday. The 19-year-old is seeded sixth for the third Grand Slam tournament of 2007.
Ana has played the Hungarian twice before - bizarrely, both matches took place in the same tournament. Ana defeated the 24-year-old 6-1, 6-3 in qualifying in Canberra three years ago, then beat her 7-5, 6-1 in the final after Czink had got into the main draw as a lucky loser.
Ana bowed out of the Ordina Open after a 6-3, 6-1 defeat to world No.10 Daniela Hantuchova.
The 19-year-old was tied 3-3 with the Slovakian but was broken in the seventh game and thereafter never performed to anything like her usual standard as the match raced away from her.
Ana will now head to London for the Championships at Wimbledon, which begin on Monday. She is seeded sixth for the year's third Grand Slam.
Ana beat world No.44 Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 7-6, 6-2 in the second round of the Ordina Open in Holland. The 19-year-old served nine aces as she clinched victory in her first match on grass in almost a year.
Ana, who is seeded second, was on top in the opening set before taking it 7-4 on a tiebreak.
She sealed a break in the second game of the second set and moved 3-0 ahead. She added a further break as Daniilidou served to stay in the match.
Today we are launching the June competition. Three lucky entrants will each win a Wilson towel and a photograph signed by Ana.
For a chance to win, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following question:
At which Grand Slam was Ana a runner-up during her junior career?
Please include the following details in your entry:
- Your full name
- Date of birth
- Delivery address
- Contact telephone number.
Ana remains at No.6 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings, which are published today. This means that she is guaranteed her highest ever seeding at a Grand Slam when The Championships begin at Wimbledon in seven days.
In the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships, the rankings that take into account only results since 1 January, Ana is third.
Here is a sneak preview of the adidas outfits Ana will be wearing at Wimbledon (white) and the US Open (purple).
Ana is seeded second in the Ordina Open, which begins in Holland tomorrow. It is Ana's highest ever seeding in a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event and she receives a bye in round one. Her round two match – the first of Ana's grass court season – will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday.
In the second round Ana wil play either Eleni Daniilidou of Greece or Frenchwoman Severine Bremond. The 19-year-old could play world No.13 Daniela Hantuchova in the quarter-finals.
In the last four Ana's seeded opponent is world No.8 Anna Chakvetadze of Russia.
The latest podcast is now online. During the 11-minute audio report, we take a look back at Ana's outstanding achievements in Berlin and Paris and hear what she thinks about her accomplishments. Click here to download the MP3 file.
Producer: Simon Mundie
Voiceover: Simon Mundie
Script: Vanja Vukojevic