Sony Ericsson Open draw

Sony Ericsson Open draw

Ana will play either Russian qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova or wild card Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open. The 19-year-old is seeded 12th for the Tier I event and receives a bye in round one.

The tournament is mandatory for players and therefore the draw resembles a Grand Slam. Only the injured Amelie Mauresmo and Elena Dementieva are absent from the top 20. World No.18 Serena Williams is scheduled to make her first appearance since winning the Australian Open in January.

If Ana wins her round two match she could meet No.24 seed Tatiana Garbin in the third round. She is seeded to meet No.6 Martina Hingis in round four.

Ana is in the top half of the draw, which also includes No.1 seed Maria Sharapova, No.3 Svetlana Kuznetsova and No.8 Nicole Vaidisova.

Ana's second round match is scheduled to take place on Saturday.