Confident start in LA

Confident start in LA

Ana beat world No.61 Vera Dushevina in the first round of the JPMorgan Chase Open. Ana defeated the Russian 6-3, 6-1 in just 52 minutes.

Playing her first ever singles match at this event, Ana won the opening 10 points on her serve. A double fault helped Dushevina earn the first break point of the match but Ana saved it and another, before holding to lead 3-2.

She faced another break point in the seventh game but held and then broke, before comfortably serving out the set.

Ana broke the Russian in a lengthy opening game to set two and added another two breaks underlined her superiority. Overall, she won 62 points to Dushevina's 33 in a dominant performance.

The 18-year-old will face Italy's Mara Santangelo in round two on Wednesday.