Ana vs Hantuchova

Ana vs Hantuchova

Ana takes on world No.19 Daniela Hantuchova in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Sunday. It will be the seventh meeting between the pair; Ana has won four of the previous six.

The Slovakian triumphed 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 during their last encounter, on the grass of Birmingham in June of last year.

Curiously, none of the previous six matches have taken place on outdoor hard courts: Ana's memorable three-set win in the semi-finals of the 2008 Australian Open, where she recovered from a 6-0, 2-0 deficit, took place with the roof closed over Rod Laver Arena.

Hantuchova won through to round three by beating Kateryna Bondarenko of the Ukraine 6-7, 6-2, 7-6.

"Daniela and I have had some very tough matches over the years," said Ana. "I remember a lot of them very clearly. Even though I've won most of our matches, it has never been easy and it's going to be a big challenge for me on Sunday."

Just a few months prior to Ana's amazing comeback in Melbourne, she recovered from an even greater deficit to beat the 28-year-old in the Luxembourg final: Ana triumphed in three sets having trailed by a set and 3-0.

The match is scheduled to take place sometime after 3pm local time (9pm Central European Time) on the Stadium Court. Click here for live point-by-point scoring from Crandon Park.