Ana vs Halep

Ana vs Halep

Ana takes on world No.49 Simona Halep of Romania in the second round of the Qatar Total Open in Doha tomorrow. It will be the first meeting between the pair.

21-year-old Halep defeated Belarus' Olga Govortsova 6-1, 6-0 in round one yesterday, while Ana scored a similarly emphatic 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tamira Paszek.

Halep has a 3-4 win-loss record for the year. Her career-best ranking is 37, which she achieved in May of last year. She is still seeking the first WTA title of her career.

Writing on her Facebook page yesterday, Ana, who has been struggling with a shoulder injury in recent weeks, said about her win against Paszek: "It feels great to be back on court and to win again. Thanks a lot for all your messages of support over the past week."

The match is scheduled as the second of the day on Court 1, with play beginning at 3.30pm local time (1.30pm Central European Time; 7.30am Eastern Time). Click here for live point-by-point scoring from the Khalifa Tennis Complex.