The latest news about Ana!

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.

Ana's Samsung commercial Mar 27th 2014

As you may have seen from the videos on the homepage, Ana has been appearing in a fun commercial on behalf of Samsung Television.

The 26-year-old is seen watching football in her apartment, while the longer version of the advert includes some very entertaining cartoons of Ana.

Click here to watch the short version.

Click here to watch the extended version.

Miami photos Mar 26th 2014

Images of Ana competing in the Sony Open Tennis are now in the Galleries section.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

Ana suffers Kvitova collapse Mar 24th 2014

In an extraordinary match at the Sony Open Tennis in Miami, Ana led eighth seed Petra Kvitova 6-3 thanks to some beautiful play, only to lose the next 12 games and fall to a 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 defeat.
 

Photos from Miami Mar 23rd 2014

Ana today took part in an autograph session at the Mastercard Latin America booth at the Sony Open Tennis in Miami.

Images are now in the Galleries section.

Ana's fourth round match against Petra Kvitova is scheduled to take place sometime after 3pm local time (8pm Central European Time) on the Grandstand court on Monday.

Ana downs Pennetta Mar 22nd 2014

Ana defeated Indian Wells champion Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-3 in the third round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami.

The 25-year-old triumphed in an hour and 18 minutes to set up a round four clash with eighth seed Petra Kvitova.

Ana secured the first set by breaking the Italian twice - and being broken once herself.

In the second set Ana held serve throughout, and scored a decisive break to end Pennetta's seven match-winning streak, which had included wins over two of the world's top three-ranked players.

Ana vs Pennetta Mar 21st 2014

Ana takes on world No.12 Flavia Pennetta in the third round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami on Saturday. It will be the fifth meeting between the pair, with Ana leading the head-to-head series 4-0.

Despite Ana's historical superiority, it appears to be a 50-50 match-up, for Pennetta is in outstanding form: the Italian shocked the tennis world by winning the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells last week, beating top seed Na Li in the semi-finals and No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska in the final. What's more, she beat both players in straight sets.