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Ahead of US open Ana reached new career high ranking in the latest rankings of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) released on Aug. 29th. Ana is now ranked 16th in the world with 1450.75 points, up 2 places from her ranking of 18 a week earlier.
Ana is in the top half of the draw, together with number 1 seed Maria Sharapova, current champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, and past champions, who already won a slam this year, sisters Serena and Venus Williams.
Ana, seeded 18th, will play her first round match against Lindsay Lee-Waters, ranked 99th on the WTA Rankings. This will be the first time for Ana to play against the 22 year old American, who has never won a tournament.
Ana has been seeded 18th for the US Open which starts on Monday.
As expected, Maria Sharapova is the top seed for the event. The new world number one Sharapova is seeded to meet Lindsay Davenport in the final.
Amelie Mauresmo and the in-form Kim Clijsters are seeded three and four respectively with reigning champion Svetlana Kuznetsova at five.
Two-time winner Serena Williams is eighth on the list, two places ahead of her sister Venus, the current Wimbledon champion.
A week before the start of the US Open, Ana is due to enter the final Grand Slam of the season holding the number 18 position on the WTA rankings.
Ana moved up to a career-best 18th place in the latest WTA ranking released today. Ana climbed up one places from her previous best 19th after she reached the third round of a Tier I WTA event in Toronto, where she bowed out, due to injury, to the tournament winner Kim Clijsters.
Ana withdrew from the tournament on Thursday after sustaining a right pectoral muscle strain on Wednesday. Her withdrawal gave No.7 seed Kim Clijsters a spot in the quarterfinals.
Ana's statement: "It hurt during the doubles match (Wednesday) night, the best thing I can do now is to get treatment and hopefully be ready for the U.S. Open."
After in excess of 5 hours of exhausting and exhilarating tennis yesterday, Ana goes on to face Kim Clijsters, the No. 7 seed, who last made quick work of France's Virginie Razzano winning 6-3, 6-0. The match is scheduled as a third match on the center court.
Ana overcame a poor start to beat Marion Bartoli 4-6, 7-6(5),7-6(3) in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Ana lost the first set but showed familiar guile and resolve to hit back against her French opponent. Ana will next meet Kim Clijsters or Virginie Razzano.
Ana began the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Tuesday with a hard fought first-round win over Tatiana Garbin of Italy, 6-2 7-6.
Ana will now face Marion Bartoli of France in the second round.