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Ana is seeded second at the Generali Ladies Linz, which begins in Austria on Monday. She will face French world No.79 Pauline Parmentier in the first round.
A lucky loser or 62nd-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu await in round two, while seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is a possible quarter-final opponent.
Third seed Dominika Cibulkova is a potential semi-final adversary.
Ana lost 6-0, 6-4 to world No.4 Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing. The 26-year-old was never in her element and although she fought gamely, she could not prevent the Russian from advancing to the final.
Ana appeared to lack rhythm early on following a walkover in the quarter-finals. She quickly trailed by an early break and as three opportunities to snatch back a break were lost in the fourth game, the Russian raced into a 4-0 lead.
Ana began the week 5th in the Road To Singapore, the rankings that determine the eight qualifiers for the WTA Finals during 20-26 October. However, results in Wuhan went against her and she ends the week 8th.
Ana celebrated qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore by beating world No.25 Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 7-5 at the China Open. Her scheduled quarter-final opponent, Simona Halep, has withdrawn from the tournament, giving Ana a walkover into Saturday's semi-finals.
Moments after Ana took to the court, her qualification for Singapore was confirmed when Germany's Angelique Kerber, currently ninth in the standings, lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Ana reached third round of the China Open in Beijing following a 6-4, 6-2 victory against world No. 149 Romina Oprandi from Switzerland. The match will never be considered for a quality award - it featured 13 breaks of serve and unforced errors aplenty - but Ana moves one step closer to the WTA Finals in Singapore.
It was a chilly afternoon in Beijing and both players came out of the locker room wearing long-sleeved shirts. Unfortunately for the spectators, the match did little to increase the temperature on the Moon Court.
Ana produced an impressive display of power tennis as she overwhelmed world No.34 Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing.
Ana takes on world No.33 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the China Open on Monday. It will be the first meeting between the pair.
17-year-old Bencic has risen an incredible 175 places in the rankings so far this season, and looks set to be seeded at the Australian Open in January.
She has beaten the likes of Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani during 2014 and is currently enjoying her career-best ranking. She was a quarter-finalist at the US Open and reached the Charleston semi-finals in April.
Ana has been drawn to play a qualifier in the first round of the China Open, which begins on Saturday. Ana is seeded ninth at the $5,427,105 event and has missed out on a seeding and bye by one spot.
In round two Ana could face either compatriot Bojana Jovanovski or Switzerland's Romina Oprandi. Eighth seed Eugenie Bouchard is a possible third round opponent.
After suffering a thigh injury at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open on Monday, Ana was advised to rest for a few days.
She spent Wednesday sightseeing in Beijing, visiting the Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace.
Click here to view photos from Ana's excursion.
Ana's sensational victory in last week's Toray Pan Pacific Open means that she is now up to 5th in the Road To Singapore, the rankings based on 2014 results only.
Ana is unchanged at 10th in the official WTA rankings, which is explained by the fact that those above her have significant points to defend between now and the end of the year.
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