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Ana takes on Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. It will be the first meeting between the pair.
World No.118 Chan qualified for the event and defeated former world No.4 Daniela Hantuchova in round one. The 23-year-old is a highly accomplished doubles player with 10 WTA titles to her name, including the Shenzhen Open two weeks ago.
Five years ago Chan was ranked No.6 in the world for doubles. In singles play she peaked at No.50 in 2007 and she has twice reached the third round of Grand Slam tournaments.
Ana reached round two courtesy of a 6-2, 6-1 victory over world No.95 Melinda Czink.
"I was really pleased with my performance overall," Ana said in reflection on her win in just 60 minutes.
"I expected a tough match because we played a few times in the past. I also lost once against her.
"I really wanted to make sure that I worked hard for each point and tried to take away time for her because she likes to strike the ball and counter punch and use the pace of opponents."
There was concern among Ana's supporters during her win over Czink as she rolled her ankle in the second set.
"I'm definitely going to put some ice and do some treatments on it," she said immediately after the match on Monday night. "Hopefully it's fine. It didn't swell."
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