The latest news about Ana!

Ana cruises past Bacsinszky Aug 5th 2014

Ana powered past world No.82 Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-2 in the first roud of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

It was a dominant performance by the new world No.10, who quickly opened up a 5-0 lead and scored an early break in the second set of the 72-minute match.

Ana will take on 51st-ranked Coco Vandeweghe of the United States in the second round on Wednesday, after the 23-year-old defeated fellow qualifier Shuai Zhang 6-2, 6-4.

Ana returns to the top 10 Aug 4th 2014

It has been a long wait - and at times a real struggle - but after more than five years, Ana is back in the top 10 in the world rankings.

The 26-year-old swapped places with Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, rising from No.11 to 10th, following her quarter-final appearance in the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford last week.

Rogers Cup draw Aug 2nd 2014

Ana is seeded ninth at the Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank, which begins in Montreal on Monday. She will face a qualifier in round one.

Should she reach the second round, another qualifier or China's Shuai Zhang will await. In the third round Ana could face compatriot and seventh seed Jelena Jankovic.

Second seed Petra Kvitova, who won Wimbledon last month, is a possible quarter-final opponent, while No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska and No.8 Victoria Azarenka are possible adversaries in the semi-finals.

Ana loses Serena thriller Aug 2nd 2014

Ana was edged out 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 by world No.1 Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.

It was a gripping encounter. Ana played a superb opening set as she opened up a 5-1 lead, then served it out, losing just five points on serve during the set.

Williams hadn't performed well in the first set, although that was largely due to Ana's relentless hitting on the quick court. The American steadied the ship at the beginning of the second set and, almost inevitably, quickly earned a break.

Ana sets up Serena meeting Jul 31st 2014

Ana produced a dominant display to defeat world No.421 Carol Zhao and set up a quarter-final clash with top seed Serena Williams. The 26-year-old triumphed 6-1, 6-1 in just 55 minutes.

Considering that 19-year-old Zhao has never before won a main tour match that was completed (she advanced to round two when her opponent retired while a set down), it was always likely to be a tough task for the Canadian.

So it proved, with Ana scoring two breaks in each set. Zhao won just three points on her second serve in the entire match.

Ana beats Lisicki Jul 30th 2014

Ana avenged her defeat to Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon last month by beating the German 7-6(2), 6-1 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
 
Ana was 4-1 down in the first set, but proceeded to win 12 of the next 15 games as she got on top of the world No.29. The match marks the first in her co-operation with new coach Dejan Petrovic.
 
The match will also be remembered for one of Lisicki's first serves, which was timed at 131mph - a new world record.

Ana vs Lisicki Jul 28th 2014

Ana takes on world No.29 Sabine Lisicki in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
 
It’s a difficult draw for Ana, who is seeded fifth and so narrowly missed out on a first round bye at the 28-woman event.
 

Ana to face Lisicki in Stanford Jul 26th 2014

Ana will take on world No. Sabine Lisicki in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic, which begins in Stanford on Monday.

The pair met at Wimbledon last month, with the German emerging victorious in three sets.

Fifth-seeded Ana will meet a qualifier or Yanina Wickmayer if she reaches round two. In the quarter-finals she may face top seed Serena Williams.

No.4 seed Victoria Azarenka is a potential semi-final opponent,

Social media digest Jul 24th 2014

Ana has been active on her various social media platforms this week.

On Monday, just before she left Europe for the North American hard court circuit, she posted a dramatic photograph of herself training in the gym, with the teasing tagline, “come at your own risk!”.

Ana's U.S. Open outfit unveiled Jul 22nd 2014

Ana is pictured here wearing the outfit that she will appear in at the U.S. Open next month.