The latest news about Ana!

Ana eases into third round Jun 10th 2014

Ana overcame a slow start, a few raindrops and a dangerous opponent as she moved into the third round of the AEGON Classic in Birmingham. The top seed triumphed 6-4, 6-1 in an hour and six minutes.

Playing her first grass court match in almost a year, Ana started sluggishly. Barthel looked strident and she broke in the opening game of the match. She even had a break point to lead 3-0, before Ana began to find her rhythm on the pacy green surface.

Rankings update Jun 9th 2014

Despite her French Open third round defeat, Ana has held onto a position in the top 8 in the Road to Singapore, the rankings that determine the eight qualifiers for the WTA Finals.

In the entry rankings, Ana has fallen one place to No.13.

Current WTA Singles Rankings top 20:
 
Current WTA Top 20 Entry Rankings:
 
1 Serena Williams (USA) 9,660pts
2 Na Li (Chn) 7,450pts
3 Simona Halep (Rou) 6,435pts
4 Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 5,990pts
5 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 4,741pts

AEGON Classic draw Jun 8th 2014

Ana is the top seed at the AEGON Classic, which begins in Biringham on Monday. She receives a bye in round one of the 56-woman event.

In round two Ana will take on either Mona Barthel or Ajla Tomljanovic. Lauren Davis, Caroline Garcia or a qualifier could await in round three.

If Ana reaches the quarter-finals she could meet sixth seed Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic. Third seed Sloane Stephens is a likely semi-final opponent.

Madrid photos Jun 6th 2014

Images of Ana competing in the Mutua Madrid Open are now in the Galleries section.

Roland Garros photos Jun 5th 2014

Images of Ana competing at the French Open are now in the Galleries section.

May competition winner Jun 4th 2014

The winner of the May competition is Qipei Bao from Singapore.

She correctly answered "5" to the question, "As of 17 May 2014, how many current/former No.1-ranked players has Ana defeated this year?"

Congratulations to her, she wins an adidas item signed by Ana.

June competition launched Jun 2nd 2014

The June competition is now live and free to enter. The prize is an adidas item signed by Ana.

The winner of the May competition will be announced shortly.

Brilliant Safarova ends Ana's Paris dream May 31st 2014

Ana has been eliminated from the French Open following a 6-3, 6-3 defeat against world No.24 Lucie Safarova. The 11th seed wasn't able to produce her best tennis and was outplayed by the left-handed Czech in 86 minutes.

Ana vs Safarova May 30th 2014

Ana will face world No.24 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the third round of the French Open in Paris. The clash on Saturday will be the seventh meeting between the pair since they turned professional.

Ana won the first two encounters, but thereafter she has lost four times in a row to the left-handed Czech. However, Ana was victorious in their only previous meeting on clay, when the former world No.1 beat Safarova 6-1, 6-2 en route to capturing her maiden title here at Roland Garros six years ago.  

Ana moves past Svitolina May 29th 2014

Ana produced another accomplished display as she dismantled world No.33 Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-2 in round two of the French Open. The Ukrainian was the highest unseeded player at this tournament and provided a firm test during the opening set, but eventually fell short to Ana’s powerful strokes in one hour and eleven minutes.