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The winner of the December competition is Jelena Milenkovic from Austria. She correctly gave "10" as the answer to the question, "How many times has Ana competed in the women's singles competition of the Australian Open?"
(This was the correct answer while the competition was live; the answer as of today is of course 11, following Ana's participation in the tournament in January 2015).
Ana suffered a broken toe prior to the Australian Open. Consequently she will rest for the next fortnight, and will be unavailable for Serbia’s Fed Cup Group I campaign in Budapest at the start of next month.
Ana suffered a shock 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 defeat to world No.141 Lucie Hradecka in the first round of the Australian Open. The Czech took all five of her break point chances as Ana became the first top five seeded player to lose in the opening round in Melbourne since Jennifer Capriati in 2003.
Ana takes on world No.141 Lucie Hradecka in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.
Hradecka, formerly No.4 in the world in doubles, qualified here by winning three matches. The 29-year-old Czech has never gone beyond the second round of a Grand Slam.
Ana has begun the year where she left off in 2014, losing a high-quality final in Brisbane to world No.2 Maria Sharapova.
Ana has been drawn against a qualifier in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.
If she reaches round two, Ana will take on either Slovenia's Polona Hercog or Qiang Wang of China. 32nd seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland could await in round three.
10th seed Ekaterina Makarova is Ana's most likely opponent in round four, while third seed Simona Halep is a potential adversary in the quarter-finals.
Second seed Maria Sharapova is a possible semi-final opponent.
Despite a marvellous performance, Ana just fell short of capturing the Brisbane International title as she lost 6(4)-7, 6-3, 6-3 to world No.2 Maria Sharapova. After two hours and 38 minutes of top-quality tennis, the Russian eventually clinched a match that could have gone either way until the very end.