The latest news about Ana!

Competitions! Oct 11th 2006

We are delighted to launch a new feature: monthly free-to-enter competitions to win equipment personally signed by Ana.

Ana’s clothing and racket partners adidas and Wilson have kindly agreed to donate items that Ana will autograph. Each month we will randomly select one lucky winner, who will be sent his or her prize.

To celebrate this new feature we have a very special prize that Ana herself has donated: one of the Wilson nBlade rackets (pictured) that she used to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal in August.

Scott Byrnes chat, part three Oct 10th 2006

The third and final part of our chat with Ana’s strength and conditioning coach Scott Byrnes

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Gavin Versi: Could you tell us about a typical day during a conditioning block?

Rankings update Oct 9th 2006

Ana’s singles and doubles rankings remain unchanged at 15th and 50th respectively in the latest lists published by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour today. She also stays at No.14 in the Porsche Race.

Ana was not in action last week, having withdrawn from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart because of injury. She in not competing this week either, but may move to a new career-high ranking next week due to those ahead of her losing points.

Scott Byrnes chat, part two Oct 9th 2006

The second instalment in our three-part chat with Ana’s strength and conditioning coach Scott Byrnes (pictured left). Click here for
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Gavin Versi: What’s your style? You seem pretty laid-back. Or are you really a disciplinarian?

Scott Byrnes chat, part one Oct 8th 2006

We caught up with Ana’s strength and conditioning coach
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Gavin Versi: Hi Scott. Could you start by telling us what you did before you began working with Ana?

Ask Ana #34 Oct 6th 2006

manon: Hi Ana: Will you come back to the Wismilak Tournament next year? You lost too soon but did you enjoy the tournament? (the player party...) I would love to see you next year because I live in Bali.
Ana: My schedule for next year is not decided so I don’t know. I thought that Bali was an amazing place. We are very lucky as professional tennis players because we get to see the world and many great places. The scenery in Bali is unbelievable, but very different to what I have seen elsewhere. It is definitely one of the most exotic places I have ever been to.

Ask Ana #33 Oct 4th 2006

Bernice Ng: Hi Ana! Who's your favourite player now?
Ana: Still Federer! His game is just amazing, the way he moves and the shots he can play. He is also a great guy.

David_Rose: What's the most annoying question people ask you?

Ask Ana #32 Oct 3rd 2006

Shreenidhi: Hi Ana, who is your favourite actor?? And what is(are) your favourite movie(s)??
Ana: I would probably say that my favourites actors are Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino; actresses would be Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron. My favourite film is The Da Vinci Code. I like thrillers.

poochini: What do you think about Daniela Hantuchova?
Ana: Daniela is one of the nicest girls in tennis. We get on very well and had a lot of fun filming the Sony Ericsson commercial some months ago.

Ana remains at No.15 Oct 2nd 2006

Ana’s is unchanged at No.15 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles rankings, which are published today. There are no changes to her doubles or Porsche Race positions either: they stay at 50 and 14 respectively.

Elsewhere in the singles lists there are several significant changes. Russian Dinara Safina climbs to a career best ranking of tenth, replacing Nicole Vaidisova, who drops to No.12. Meanwhile, Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko, who won in Luxembourg, soars 29 places to a new high of No.33.

Updated: Ana withdraws from Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Oct 1st 2006

Ana has been forced to withdraw from next week's Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart because of a ruptured tendon in her right shoulder.

“I’m really disappointed that I can’t play in Stuttgart,” said Ana. “It is one of the best organised and most fun tournaments on the Tour.

“My shoulder has been hurting. I wasn’t able to serve at 100 per cent against Venus and I felt pain when I practiced this morning. The most important thing is not to make it worse, so I decided to withdraw. I couldn’t play like this.”