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Ana reached the second round of the Qatar Total Open in Doha when her opponent, Daniela Hantuchova, retired hurt. Ana was leading 7-5, 1-0 when the Slovakian withdrew due to injury.
Ana struggled early on and trailed 5-3, but her game began to click at just the right moment, and she turned the match around.
Ana helped conduct the draw for the Qatar Total Open, which begins in Doha on Monday. She will play Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in the first round.
If she reaches round two, Ana will play either Klara Zakopalova or Elina Svitolina. Sixth seed Angelique Kerber is a likely opponent in the third round.
Should she reach the quarter-finals, Ana could take on top seed and recent Australian Open champion Na Li.
Thid seed Petra Kvitova and No.5 Jelena Jankovic are possible adversaries in the semi-finals.
The winner of the January competition is Stewart Pang from Australia.
He correctly gave the answer as "Dan Carter" to the question, "During last week’s ASB Classic Ana tweeted a photo of herself wearing a New Zealand rugby shirt that was given to her which All Blacks’ player?"
Congratulations to him, he wins an adidas item signed by Ana.
The February competition will be launched later this month.
The WTA this week launched WTA TV developed by Xerox, a service aimed at simplifying the viewing of live matches.
Now fans can simply visit wtatennis.com/wtatv in order to find out which TV network in their country is screening the weeks's tournaments.
The winner of the December competition is Amila Bandara from Sri Lanka.
She correctly gave "Sloane Stephens" as the answer to the question, "Which of the following players has Ana never lost against?" (The other players listed were Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci and Simona Halep).
Congratulations to her, she wins an adidas item signed by Ana.
Ana has risen to 12th, her joint-highest position in almost five years, in the latest WTA Rankings, which are published today.
Ana's Australian Open quarter-final finish, coupled with winning the ASB Classic in Auckland, mean that she is sixth in the Road to Singapore, the standing that determine the eight qualifiers for the season-ending WTA Championships.
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Ana has withdrawn from the Open GDF Suez in Paris due to a left hip strain she suffered at the Australian Open. The 26-year-old was due to make her debut at the event, which takes place during 27 January-2 February.
"I’m really disappointed that I have to pull out of the Open GDF Suez in Paris," said Ana. "This has been my best start to a season for a long time. My confidence is high and I was excited to go there and try to challenge for the title.