The latest news about Ana!

Monterrey off-court photos Apr 9th 2014

Prior to the Monterrey Open, Ana took part in a hitting session with third seed Caroline Wozniacki in downtown Monterrey. The pair also hit with two wheelchair players, signed autographs and gave interviews.

Monterrey photos Apr 8th 2014

Images of Ana competing in the Abierto Monterrey, which she won on Sunday, are now in the Galleries section

Ana climbs rankings Apr 7th 2014

Following her Abierto Monterrey win yesterday, Ana is up to No.8 in the Road to Singapore standings, the rankings that determine the eight qualifiers for the season-ending championships.

In the main entry rankings Ana has moved up one place to No.12.

Latest WTA singles rankings:

Ana sweeps to Monterrey title Apr 7th 2014

Ana clinched the 13th title of her career by beating compatriot Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the Abierto Monterrey.

137th-ranked Jaksic was playing in only her third WTA main draw - the first was in Monterrey 12 months ago - and freely spoke about Ana being her "idol" before the match.

Nevertheless, it was Jaksic who scored a break in the opening game, only for Ana to break back and assert her superiority. She won in just 61 minutes.

Ana holds nerve to reach final Apr 6th 2014

Producing her best tennis of the week, Ana saw off former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6(5), 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Monterrey Open.

Wozniacki was ruthless with her break point opportunities in the opening set, converting all three, but Ana showed greater consistency in the tiebreak.

She took her game to another level, as the Dane struggled in set two, and stormed into a 4-0 lead. She was on the verge of a 5-0 advantage as she served, but a few untimely unforced errors cast doubt on the outcome.

Ana sets up Wozniacki semi Apr 5th 2014

Ana set up an intriguing clash with fellow former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki by beating Magdalena Rybarikova from Slovakia 6-1, 0-6, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Abierto Monterrey Presentado Por Afirme. It was another indifferent performance by the 26-year-old in Mexico, who could not maintain a consistent level during the 98 minute match.

Ana cruises into quarters Apr 4th 2014

Ana advanced to the last eight of the Abierto Monterrey Presentado Por Afirme as she moved past world No.172 Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-2 in the second round.

Ana battles into round two Apr 2nd 2014

Ana fought her way past world No.65 Urszula Radwanska. The 26-year-old triumphed 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Abierto Monterrey.

Second seeded Ana gave an inconsistent performance against a player whom she trailed 2-1 in head-to-head meetings.

After splitting the opening two sets, Ana moved 2-0 ahead in the decider and looked to be moving inexorably towards victory.

However, Radwanska drew level at 3-3, causing Ana and the majority of the crowd some anxiety.

When it mattered most, Ana cut out the errors and won three straight games to clinch victory.

Rankings update Mar 31st 2014

With more than a quarter of the season gone, Ana is postioned at 10th in the Road To Singapore, the standings that are based on 2014 alone and determine the eight qualifiers for the season-ending championships.

In the entry rankings Ana is unchanged at 13 this week.

Current WTA Top 20:
 
1 Serena Williams (USA) 12,660pts
2 Na Li (Chn) 7,585pts
3 Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 5,980pts
4 Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 5,441pts
5 Simona Halep (Rou) 4,695pts
6 Petra Kvitova (Cze) 4,370pts

Ana to face Ursula Radwanska in Monterrey Mar 29th 2014

Ana has been drawn against world No.61 Ursula Radwanska in the first round of the Abierto Monterrey Presentado Por Afirme, which begins in Mexico on Monday. Ana is seeded second at the $500,000 event.

If she reaches round two, Ana will meet either a qualifier or Mexican wild card Marcela Zacarias.

Sixth seed Magdalena Rybarikova could await in the quarter-finals, while No.3 Caroline Wozniacki is a possible semi-final opponent.