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Ana faces Israel's Shahar Peer in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday. It will be the fifth meeting between the pair; Ana has lost all four previous matches on the senior circuit against the current world No.55.
The pair have known each other since their junior days and Ana triumphed emphatically in their first two matches, dropping a total of just four games during two straight set victories in 2003 and 2004.
However, on the senior tour it has been a very different story, with Peer boasting a 4-0 head-to-head advantage.
They first met as adults during the Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group I event in 2006, with Peer winning in three sets. The Israeli scored another close three-set win in 2007, and beat Ana twice in straight sets in 2010.
"I know Shahar well," said Ana. "She's one of the players I came up with in juniors and we've had some very tough matches in the past. Unfortunately she has had the better of them lately.
"But I made a good start to the tournament on Sunday, I'm hitting the ball well and I have a lot of reasons to be confident about this match."
Peer reached round two thanks to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Canadian world No.98 Stephanie Dubois. The 25-year-old was said to be in good form, despite her ranking of 55; she was ranked as high as No.11 a little over a year ago.
"In a Grand Slam match like this, ranking isn't so important," said Ana. "We are both experienced players, I think we both enjoy playing on clay and it's about who will perform on the day."
The match is scheduled as the second of the day on Court 2 and is expected to begin sometime after 1pm local time (7am Eastern Time). Click here for live point-by-point scoring from Roland Garros.